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zoom

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of zoom

  1. a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion the zoom of a motorboat off in the distance Synonyms burr, buzz, chirr, churr, drone, purr, thrum, whir (also whirr), whiz (or whizz), humRelated Words babble, coo, gasp, gurgle, hiss, moan, murmur, rustle, sigh, suspiration, susurration, susurrus, whisper; whish, zing, zipNear Antonyms bawl, howl, roar, scream, screech, shriek, squall, squeal, yelp, yell


zoom

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of zoom

  1. 1 to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound a squadron of fighter planes zooming over our heads prompted thoughts of a terrorist attack Synonyms bumble, burr, buzz, drone, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, whirrRelated Words chirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh

  2. 2 to proceed or move quickly race cars zooming around a track at breakneck speeds Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, bomb [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, hurryRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

  3. 3 to rise abruptly and rapidly zoomed to a supervisory position after only a few short months Synonyms rocket, shoot (up), soar, skyrocketRelated Words accumulate, appreciate, balloon, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), enlarge, escalate, expand, increase, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, snowball, swell, wax; crest, peak, surge; heighten, intensifyNear Antonyms collapse, fall; contract, decrease, diminish, drop, lessen, waneAntonyms nose-dive, plummet, plunge, slump, tumble



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