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boom

(Increase), noun acceleration, accretion, accrual, accruement, accumulation, additament, addition, additory, advance, advancement, amplification, amplitude, appreciation, appurtenance, attachment, augment, boost, broadening, burgeoning, complement, deepening, development, distension, doubling, enhancement, enlargement, escalation, expansion, extension, gain, growth, heightening, hike, improvement, increasement, increasing, increment, intensification, interest, magnification, production, progress, progression, prolongation, protraction, raise, reinforcement, rise, spread, spreading, sprouting, strengthening, supplement, swell, swelling, upgrowth, upsurge

boom

(Prosperity), noun abundance, accomplishment, accumulation, achievement, acquisition, advance, affluence, aggrandizement, amelioration, amplitude, attainment, augmentation, auspiciousness, avails, booming economy, bountifulness, burgeoning, capital gains, copiousness, cornucopia, development, earnings, economic prosperity, escalation, excess, exorbitance, expansion, expediency, favorable trade balance, flourishing condition, gain, good fortune, great quantity, growth, impetus, improvement, increment, inflation, lucre, mutual profit, opulence, opulency, outgrowth, outpouring, plentifulness, plentitude, prevalence, production, profit, profit making, profluence, profluency, profusion, progress, progression, progressiveness, proliferation, prosperous issue, prosperous outcome, recovery, remuneration, revenue, richness, rissng prices, spiral inflation, superabundance, superfluity, thriving conditions, thriving economy, upgrading, upgrowth, upsurge, upward curve, upward trend, weal, wealth, welfare, well-being
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The hum of the turbines and the boom of the air on our skin is no more than a cotton-wool wrapping to the universal stillness.
Macalister was in the Kaffir market and often told them stories of the sudden fortunes that had been made in the great boom of a year or two back.
Even as he spoke, from high overhead came the deep resonant boom of a village drum.
Before the others could get the warning of the boom, he quietly accomplished many things.
And what's more it won't be one of these wild cat land booms.
The pond began to boom about an hour after sunrise, when it felt the influence of the sun's rays slanted upon it from over the hills; it stretched itself and yawned like a waking man with a gradually increasing tumult, which was kept up three or four hours.
The booms were tearing at the blocks, the rudder was banging to and fro, and the whole ship creaking, groaning, and jumping like a manufactory.
Also, film fans will get to meet one of the few female horror film directors, Carolin Von Petzholdt, the director and producer of The Boom Boom Girls of Wrestling.
Earlier in 2015, Sonic Boom teamed up with Calorie Cloud to create a philanthropic employee wellness challenge called Hunger on the Move, which challenged workers to put a dent in worldwide starvation while getting fit.
There are different kinds of boom lifts available for different work.
In order to achieve the required lift height of 135m, the CC 8800-1 was fitted with Terex's Boom Booster system, which increased the length of the crane's main boom to 138m.
Greasable boom, a rugged, proven boom similar to the standard boom but features a grease cylinder to tension the digging chain.