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verb     zoom pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlezooming
past tensezoomed
past participlezoomed
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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to move with great speed and energy
    zoom up/down/along/around etc:

    He came zooming down the street on his motorbike.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if something such as a camera zooms somewhere, or if you zoom it somewhere, it moves so that it makes something seem much closer or further away

    The camera zoomed in on a cat stuck in the tree.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to suddenly increase in price, quantity, or size

    The price started at forty pounds, then zoomed up to a hundred.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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