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. [1913 Webster]

At eve the beetle boometh Athwart the thicket lone. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To make a hollow sound, as of waves or cannon. [1913 Webster]

Alarm guns booming through the night air. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

3. To rush with violence and noise, as a ship under a press of sail, before a free wind. [1913 Webster]

She comes booming down before it. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

4. To have a rapid growth in market value or in popular favor; to go on rushingly. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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