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boom, verb intransitive

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English, Afrikaans, Show more English; or from Afrikaans brom, sometimes represented as broom in English, see brom verb.
brom verb sense 1. Hence booming verbal noun.
1897 S.C. Cronwright-Schreiner in F. Goldie Ostrich Country (1968) 17When the breeding season approaches one will hear the cock bird ‘booming’ like the roar of a lion.
1987 O. Prozesky Wrath of Lamb p.iiBy day the cock-ostrich boomed low to the hen he was courting.
bromverb1. Hence boomingverbal noun.

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