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Bang, an onomatopoeic word
 

Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘zoom’.

Zoom
Pronunciation:
\ˈzüm\
Function:
verb
Etymology:
imitative
Date:
1903
intransitive verb
1 a: to move with a loud low hum or buzz b: to go speedily :  <cars zooming by on the highway>
2of an airplane : to climb for a short time at an angle greater than that which can be maintained in steady flight so that the machine is carried upward at the expense of stored kinetic energy
3 a: to focus a camera or microscope on an object using a zoom lens so that the object's apparent distance from the observer changes —often used with in or out b: , —used with in<trying to zoom in on the cause of these problems>
4: to increase sharply <retail sales zoomed>transitive verb: to cause to zoom


zoom. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoom
 
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