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  1. roar
    IPA[rôr]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. (of a lion or other large wild animal) utter a full, deep, prolonged cry:

      we heard a lion roar
    • 2. (of a person or crowd) utter a loud, deep, prolonged sound, typically because of anger, pain, or excitement:

      Manny roared with rage
    • 3. (of something inanimate) make a loud, deep, prolonged sound:

      a huge fire roared in the grate
      Synonym : boom, rumble, crash, roll, thunder, peal
    • 4. utter or express in a loud tone:

      the crowd roared its approval “Get out of my way!” he roared
    • 5. laugh loudly:

      Shirley roared in amusement
      Synonym : guffaw, laugh heartily, roar/howl/shriek with laughter, laugh hysterically, laugh uproariously, be convulsed with laughter, burst out laughing, hoot, split one's sides, be rolling in the aisles, be doubled up, crack up, be in stitches, die laughing, crease up, fall about, laugh like a drain
    • 6. (of a horse) make a loud noise in breathing as a symptom of disease of the larynx.

    • 7. (especially of a vehicle) move at high speed making a loud prolonged sound:

      a car roared past
      Synonym : speed, zoom, whiz, flash, belt, tear, vroom, scorch, zap, zip, burn rubber, bomb
    • 8. proceed, act, or happen fast and decisively or conspicuously:

      the Clippers came roaring back to outscore the Nets
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: roar, 3rd person present: roars, gerund or present participle: roaring, past tense: roared, past participle: roared

    • noun

      a full, deep, prolonged cry uttered by a lion or other large wild animal:

      a loud, deep sound uttered by a person or crowd, generally as an expression of pain, anger, or approval:

    • verb

      (of a lion or other large wild animal) utter a full, deep, prolonged cry:

      (of a person or crowd) utter a loud, deep, prolonged sound, typically from anger, pain, or excitement:

    • abbreviation

      right of admission reserved.
    • berate or reprimand someone
    • extremely close or near (to)
    • do very good business
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