loom - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “loom”

See all translations

loom

verb [I]
 
 
/luːm/
if an unpleasant event looms, it will probably happen and makes people worry: Stocks of heating oil are at their lowest levels for years, and another crisis may be looming. The company is in serious financial trouble, with more debt looming on the horizon.sth looms over sb/sth The threat of closure looms over the workforce.
loom large if something looms large, it becomes very important and could cause serious problems: Food retailers became nervous as the threat of a price war loomed large.
(Definition of loom from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of loom?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “loom” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

disappear off the face of the earth

to disappear completely

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More