Definition of 'loom'
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We had our gold medal for the day and the print deadline was looming. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Drug resistance is a looming threat for our health and economic prosperity. Times, Sunday Times (2016)London looms large, though many of its landscapes behind heaps from are lost or masked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Proposed increases in council tax will be insufficient to close a looming 2.8 billion gap. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is a looming winter crisis in the health service and an impending disaster in social care as a result of local government cuts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Political figures also loomed large. The Sun (2016)Similar concerns are likely to loom large over efforts to deepen access to US financial services. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was the elephant in the room that loomed larger as the series went on, but in this remake the difficulty has been addressed early on. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His legacy still looms large : neither woman married; their life of joyless austerity is the one that their father decried. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is nice not to come into work to think about what is looming ahead. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The eurozone is in peril and an international banking crisis looms. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The shadow of the recent riots looms large. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This would allow negotiations to be held without the backdrop of a looming deadline. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With the mayoral election looming it has been postponed until the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There is yet a third possible threat to humankind looming in the future. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)So the challenges still loom quite large in the second half of the year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The selling of books looms larger in this tale than does the buying of them. Christianity Today (2000)Potential investors besieged stockbrokers and banks as the deadline loomed ten days ago. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Some firms attributed slower momentum to concerns about the looming general election. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The threat of a looming postal strike might have soured sentiment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Higher still looms an ancient temple and tiny castle framed by streams of prayer flags. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The houses of our childhood loom large in our imaginings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But there is one threat that looms perhaps largest of all. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Some properties are on the block because the debt secured against them has defaulted or there is a looming repayment deadline. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Civil war looms within the party. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The day is looming ahead, terrifying and empty. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Closer to the epicentre of the looming crisis, the situation looks worse. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By now the Alps loomed ahead in the distance. The Sun (2011)The Government is embroiled in the economic crisis and the looming election. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Factor in the imminent prospect of thousands of further job losses and a full-blown local economic crisis looms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They exert a looming power. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And Brighton is looming close. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'loom'
British English: loom VERB
If something looms over you, it appears as a large or unclear shape, often in a frightening way.
He loomed over me like a tombstone.
Definition of loom from the Collins English Dictionary
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