Meaning of BOOM in English

BOOM

I.

noun

1 period of sudden increase

ADJECTIVE

▪ great

▪ post-war

▪ consumer , credit , economic , inflationary , investment , spending

▪ stock-market

▪ building , housing , property ( esp. BrE ), real estate ( esp. AmE )

▪ oil

▪ baby

the baby ~ generation

▪ dotcom , high-tech , Internet , tech

VERB + BOOM

▪ cause , create , fuel , lead to

Demand for consumer products helped fuel the ~.

▪ experience

BOOM + NOUN

▪ period , time , year

▪ town

PREPOSITION

▪ during a/the ~ , in a/the ~

He was born during the post-war baby ~.

▪ ~ in

a ~ in real estate

PHRASES

▪ ~ and bust

the ordinary business cycle of ~ and bust

2 deep hollow sound

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , loud

▪ deep

▪ sonic

We heard the sonic ~ of a jet overhead.

VERB + BOOM

▪ hear

BOOM + VERB

▪ echo

The deep ~ of a foghorn echoed across the bay.

PREPOSITION

▪ with a ~

II.

verb

Boom is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ business , ↑ cannon , ↑ economy , ↑ industry , ↑ market , ↑ music , ↑ thunder , ↑ tourism , ↑ trade , ↑ voice

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .