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roar

verb
 
 
/rɔːr/
MAKE NOISE [I] to make a loud, deep sound: We could hear a lion roaring from the other side of the zoo. She roared with laughter.Animal (non-human) soundsSounds made by objects, movement or impact
roar past/down, etc If a vehicle roars somewhere, it moves fast making a loud noise: A huge motorcycle roared past.Moving quickly
SHOUT [I, T] to say something in a very loud voice: "Stop that!" he roared.Sounds made by humans with their mouthsShouting and screaming
(Definition of roar verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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