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verb [intransitive] loom pronunciation in American English /lum/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlelooming
past tenseloomed
past participleloomed

Related meanings

  1. 1
    if something unpleasant or difficult looms, it seems likely to happen soon

    The administration is denying that a crisis is looming.

    negotiations to prevent a looming trade war

  2. 2
    to appear as a large shape that is not clear, usually in a threatening way
    loom above/over/up/out of:

    Suddenly the mountains loomed up out of the mist.



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