English version

zoom

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishzoomzoom1 /zuːm/ verb [intransitive] informal 🔊 🔊 1 [always + adverb/preposition]FAST/QUICK to go somewhere or do something very quickly syn whizz, zipzoom off/around/down etc 🔊 Brenda jumped in the car and zoomed off. 🔊 The work was really easy and I was able to zoom through it in a couple of hours.2 (also zoom up)INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT to increase suddenly and quickly syn escalatezoom to 🔊 Inflation zoomed to 123%. → zoom in → zoom out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
zoom• The camera zoomed close to show my California license plates.• The plane zoomed low over the airfield.• A fire engine zoomed past us.• It is possible that this has contributed to the risk of the glider zooming too high just after take off.
Related topics: Colours & sounds
zoomzoom2 noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 informalCSOUND a sound made by a vehicle that is travelling fast
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Verb table
zoom
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyzoom
he, she, itzooms
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyzoomed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave zoomed
he, she, ithas zoomed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad zoomed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill zoom
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have zoomed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam zooming
he, she, itis zooming
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you, we, theyare zooming
Past
I, he, she, itwas zooming
you, we, theywere zooming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been zooming
he, she, ithas been zooming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been zooming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be zooming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been zooming
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