Nouns (15)

kaboom, pow, boom
n. the sound of an explosion, often seen in comic strips; "We heard a loud kaboom that came from the direction of the power plant."
microphone boom, boom
n. a pole carrying an overhead microphone projected over a film or tv set
n. 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
manna from heaven, gold rush, bunce, windfall, godsend, gravy, bonanza, boom
n. 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"
n. a state of economic prosperity

Verbs (8)

expand, flourish, thrive, boom
v. grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
boom out, boom
v. make a deep hollow sound; "Her voice booms out the words of the song"
boom, thunder
v. be the case that thunder is being heard; "Whenever it thunders, my dog crawls under the bed"

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Fuzzynyms (37)

n. using words that imitate the sound they denote
n. the noise caused by an explosion; "the explosion was heard a mile away"
growth, outgrowth, emergence
n. the gradual beginning or coming forth; "figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece"
n. a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
n. a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
maturate, grow, mature
v. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
v. develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
make grow, develop
v. cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell up, swell
v. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
flower, blossom, bloom
v. produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
v. initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
v. develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!"
v. cause to take roots
increase in phase, wax
v. increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"
v. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
v. cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
fan out, spread out, spread, diffuse
v. move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
fly high, flourish, prosper, thrive
v. make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"

Synonyms (1)

n. move noisily; "The window banged shut"; "The old man banged around the house"

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