Today’s English word of the day is: zoom. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘zoom’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
zoom + adverb/preposition: to move or go somewhere very quickly
American English Pronunciation: /zum/
😃: So your kids liked the cookies, huh?
😄: That’s the understatement of the year! The moment they saw I had them, they zoomed over and snatched them out of my hands! Within five minutes, there were only crumbs left.
🤨: I know you youngsters like zooming around like you’re in those Fast and Furious movies, but you’re going to kill someone if you’re not careful.
😘: Dad, I was going literally two miles over the speed limit. That’s not exactly “zooming around”!
Want more practice using the word ‘zoom’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day! In these articles, can you detect another meaning of ‘zoom’ that has to do with photography?
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary