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English definition of “zoom”

zoom

verb uk   /zuːm/ informal us  
[I + adv/prep] to move very quickly: They got into the car and zoomed off. In the last few metres of the race, she suddenly zoomed ahead.Moving quickly [I] If prices or sales zoom, they increase suddenly and quickly: House prices suddenly zoomed up last year.Value and price increases

zoom

noun [C] uk   /zuːm/ informal us  
a zoom lens
(Definition of zoom from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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