- 1. boom, roar, roaring, thunder, noise
- usage: a deep prolonged loud noise
- 2. boom, prosperity
- usage: a state of economic prosperity
- 3. boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, bunce, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
- usage: a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
- 4. boom, microphone boom, pole
- usage: a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
- 5. boom, spar
- usage: any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring
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- 1. boom, din, sound, go
- usage: make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
- 2. smash, nail, boom, blast, hit
- usage: hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer"
- 3. thunder, boom
- usage: be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"
- 4. boom, boom out, sound, go
- usage: make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
- 5. boom, thrive, flourish, expand, grow
- usage: grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
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