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British English: /luːm/
American English: /lum/

Translation of loom in French:


intransitive verb

  • 1
    also: loom up
    (shape, figure, building)
    surgir (out of de) (over au-dessus de)
    a figure loomed up through the mist
    une silhouette surgit dans la brume
  • 2
    (threat, war, strike, crisis)
    (exam, interview, deadline)
    s'approcher dangereusement
    the spectre of war looms over the country
    le spectre de la guerre menace le pays
    to loom large
    (exam, thought, horror, issue)
    peser lourd
    (figure, politician)
    occuper une place importante

also: looming present participle adjective

  • 1 [figurative]
    (crisis, threat, shortage)
    qui menace
    (deadline, exam)
    qui s'approche dangereusement
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