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vroom

[ vroom, vroom ]

noun

  1. the roaring sound made by a motor at high speed.


verb (used without object)

  1. to make or move with such a sound.

verb (used with object)

  1. to cause to make such a sound.

vroom

/ vrʊm; vruːm /

interjection

  1. an exclamation imitative of a car engine revving up, as for high-speed motor racing


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Word History and Origins

Origin of vroom1

First recorded in 1960–65; imitative
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Example Sentences

The average driver isn’t going to need that launch control or three-second zero-to-60 mph acceleration very often, though, so you can avoid the fake vroom vroom mode completely if you want.

"Don't try to make me think you're domestic," said Miss Vroom with unwonted raillery.

She was on the point of going away when the door was opened a bare crack and the white, pinched face of Lena Vroom peered out.

At the end of that time Vroom, still sarcastic and grumbling, was a convert.

Tradition states that on the corner of Vroom and Tuers streets was built a block house as a protection against the Indians.

"That's the first time Bessie Vroom ever cut you," Sam continued angrily.

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