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

     

    zoom

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//zuːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zuːm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they zoom
    BrE BrE//zuːm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zuːm//
     
    he / she / it zooms
    BrE BrE//zuːmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zuːmz//
     
    past simple zoomed
    BrE BrE//zuːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zuːmd//
     
    past participle zoomed
    BrE BrE//zuːmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//zuːmd//
     
    -ing form zooming
    BrE BrE//ˈzuːmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈzuːmɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to move or go somewhere very fast synonym rush, whizz Traffic zoomed past us. For five weeks they zoomed around Europe. She spends her time zooming around the country.
  2. 2[intransitive] zoom (up) (to…) (informal) (of prices, costs, etc.) to increase a lot quickly and suddenly House prices have zoomed up this year. Shares zoomed from 1567p to 1700p.
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: imitative. Phrasal Verbszoom in
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: zoom

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