Examples of oomph in a Sentence
The plot of the story lacks oomph.
The truck doesn't have the oomph to haul the boat.
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That kind of oomph is quite useful in a vehicle that weighs in at a beefy 4,500 pounds.
To add a bit more oomph to the month, Mars will enter Aquarius on May 16, inviting us all to act on our unusual (and potentially genius) ideas.
From the plush look and feel of the Italian leathers to thoughtful, feminine details (tassels with oomph and sophisticated metallic heels), these luxe pairs are the opposite of basic.
The Atlas Cross Sport plug-in hybrid takes that same engine and adds a lithium-ion battery and two electric motors for more oomph.
The Yankees have one player to thank, aside from Stanton, for their 13 feet of oomph.
Leaded petrol, invented in the 1920s, gave oomph to car engines and made them quieter.
The show offers oomph to Billie’s relationship with Gondorff and to Hooker’s flirtation with a diner waitress, Loretta (Janet Dacal), the kind of frail who just happens to tuck herself in for the night in a satin teddy and gartered stockings.
That said, all play and no worried work from an emcee renowned for such leaves Bobby Tarantino II lacking for heft and dynamic oomph.
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beans, bounce, brio, dash, drive, dynamism, energy, esprit, gas, get-up-and-go, ginger, go, gusto, hardihood, life, moxie, pep, punch, sap, snap, starch, verve, vigor, vim, vinegar, vitality, zing, zip;
debilitation, debility, delicacy, disablement, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, frailness, frailty, impotence, impotency, infirmity, powerlessness, puniness, slightness, softness, tenderness, weakness;
OOMPH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oomph for English Language Learners
: a quality that makes something attractive or appealing
: power or energy
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