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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boom  \Boom\  (b[=oo]m),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boomed},  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Booming}.]  [Of  imitative  origin;  cf  OE  bommen  to 
  hum,  D.  bommen  to  drum,  sound  as  an  empty  barrel,  also  W. 
  bwmp  a  hollow  sound;  aderyn  y  bwmp,  the  bird  of  the  hollow 
  sound,  i.  e.,  the  bittern.  Cf  {Bum},  {Bump},  v.  i.,  {Bomb}, 
  v.  i.] 
  1.  To  cry  with  a  hollow  note;  to  make  a  hollow  sound,  as  the 
  bittern,  and  some  insects. 
 
  At  eve  the  beetle  boometh  Athwart  the  thicket  lone. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  hollow  sound,  as  of  waves  or  cannon. 
 
  Alarm  guns  booming  through  the  night  air.  --W. 
  Irving. 
 
  3.  To  rush  with  violence  and  noise,  as  a  ship  under  a  press 
  of  sail,  before  a  free  wind. 
 
  She  comes  booming  down  before  it  --Totten. 
 
  4.  To  have  a  rapid  growth  in  market  value  or  in  popular 
  favor;  to  go  on  rushingly. 




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