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Language: Old English
Origin: rarian

roar

1 verb
     
roar1
1 [intransitive] to make a deep, very loud noise [↪ growl]:
We heard a lion roar.
The engines roared.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to shout something in a deep powerful voice:
'Get out of my house!' he roared.
The crowd roared in delight.
3 [intransitive] to laugh loudly and continuously:
By this time, Michael was roaring with laughter.
4 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]TTC if a vehicle roars somewhere, it moves very quickly and noisily:
The car roared off down the road.

roar back

phrasal verb
if a competitor or team that was losing roars back, they start performing much better - used in sports reports:
In the second half Leeds came roaring back with two goals in five minutes.

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