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vroom

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Pronunciation: /vruːm
 
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informal

Definition of vroom in English:

verb

[no object]
1(Of a vehicle or its engine) make a roaring sound when travelling or running at high speed.
Example sentences
  • Local Administration Minister, M.C. Sampath, waved the flag as Justina on her two-wheeler, vroomed away amidst cheers from her schoolmates and teachers.
  • Darnell vroomed away in his car and I watched him before turning and heading for school.
  • You see some vrooming and screeching around the town.
1.1 [with object] Cause (a vehicle’s engine) to make a roaring sound.
Example sentences
  • Two men in safari suits would vroom their jeep onto the savannah or the prairie.
  • I vroomed my engine one final time and powered away.
  • Once on the street, Tim put the car into first, and deliberately vroomed the engine as he took off, feeling the slight push back into his seat.

noun

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The roaring sound of an engine or motor vehicle: the vroom of a passing motorcycle
More example sentences
  • She accelerated with the vroom of the motor, taking off for home.
  • On the track, though, there's no racing, just the deafening vroom of the Ferraris as they dart past in a blur once every 1 min 22 secs or so, testing the effectiveness of one tweak after another.
  • Neil, my former team leader, has taken to bumping blindly around the building in a virtual reality helmet, humming Born To Be Wild and making vroom noises.

exclamation

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Used to convey the idea of speed or acceleration: press the ignition button and vroom!
More example sentences
  • In search of hot items in which to motor around this summer, the Echo asked salespeople at three local dealerships which models made them go vroom, vroom - and the answers weren't hard to come by.
  • Vroom, vroom, I'm intrigued - what if this is another really neat improvement on digital life from good ol' Google?
  • Vroom, vroom - new York City owner John Batchelor's driving ambition is set to leave its mark on the Minstermen and their fans.

Origin

1960s: imitative.

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