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English definition of “wow”

wow

verb [T]     /waʊ/ informal
to make someone feel great excitement or admiration: The movie wowed audiences throughout the States with its amazing special effects.Showing respect and admirationMaking people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of wow verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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