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

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  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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