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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These also included a body-slimming style in black leather, but what all the shirts had in common was a detail that gave them oomph or was revealed only when the model walked by, like the micro-houndstooth shirt mentioned above.
If your casual outfit needs a little extra oomph, put on a denim choker.
For special occasions, Noraz went for nudes with more oomph (again, seems fitting).
And that white side stripe adds some serious sporty oomph.
That is enough oomph to put almost 64 tonnes of payload into low-Earth orbit.
Like the version of V.S.O.D. released last month, this beer could stand a bit more oomph in the body, especially with that whopping degree of alcohol.
Even with the 13-hp electric boost, the little 1.3-liter strains to generate much oomph.
Here are some easy ways to add a little oomph to your step. 1.
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Origin and Etymology of oomph
First Known Use: 1935See Words from the same year
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;
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