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Definition of wow verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wow

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//waʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//waʊ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wow
BrE BrE//waʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//waʊ//
 
he / she / it wows
BrE BrE//waʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//waʊz//
 
past simple wowed
BrE BrE//waʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//waʊd//
 
past participle wowed
BrE BrE//waʊd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//waʊd//
 
-ing form wowing
BrE BrE//ˈwaʊɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaʊɪŋ//
 
 
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wow somebody (with something) (informal) to impress somebody very much, especially with a performance He wowed audiences around the country with his new show. Word Origin sense 1natural exclamation: first recorded in Scots in the early 16th cent. sense 2 1930s: imitative.
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