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English definition of “loom”

loom

verb [I] (CAUSE WORRY)    /luːm/
C2 If an unwanted or unpleasant event looms, it seems likely to happen soon and causes worry: Her exams are looming. Here, too, the threat of unemployment has been looming on the horizon. The threat of closure looms over the workforce.About to happenCloseness in distance and time
(Definition of loom verb (CAUSE WORRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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