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verb roar pronunciation in British English /rɔː(r)/
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present tense
present participleroaring
past tenseroared
past participleroared

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a crowd of people roar, they all shout at the same time because they are angry or excited
    It was a performance that had spectators roaring in appreciation.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to say something in a loud, deep, angry voice
      ‘Come here at once,’ he roared.
    2. b.
      [intransitive] informal to laugh very loudly
      roar with laughter: He threw back his head and roared with laughter.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to make a continuous, very loud noise
    Military planes and helicopters roared overhead.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a lion roars, it makes a loud deep sound


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