boom


boom
I. boom boom 1 [buːm] noun [countable, uncountable]
1. ECONOMICS a time when business activity increases rapidly, so that the demand for goods increases, prices and wages go up, and unemployment falls:

• a boom in the building sector

• After four years of economic boom, this year saw a slowing down of the economy.

• Government economic policy encouraged a consumer boom followed by a deep recession.

• A system of low taxation on land sales helped fuel a property boom.

— compare slump
2. FINANCE a time when activity on the stockmarket reaches a high level and share prices are very high:

• Hopes of further interest rate cuts sparked off a shares boom yesterday.

  [m0] II. boom boom 2 verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS
if business, trade, or the economy is booming, it is very successful and growing:

• Since the 1980s tourism has boomed here.

• The company has 600,000 mobile phone subscribers and business is booming.

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boom UK US /buːm/ noun [C or U] ECONOMICS, FINANCE
a period of increased economic activity and growth: »

A decade of market-oriented reforms has touched off an economic boom.

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The country as a whole will suffer the economic cost of the abrupt end of a decade-long boom.

fuel/create/cause a boom »

The country's radical tax system is helping fuel a boom that rivals Asia's tiger economies.

experience/enjoy/undergo a boom »

The construction industry experienced a boom in the years following the war.

boom in sth »

The boom in internet share prices has fuelled a huge growth in stock market values around the world.

property/housing/building boom »

During the housing boom, lenders issued loans in record amounts.

dotcom/internet/technology boom »

The dot.com boom generated $18 billion in stock options and capital gains taxes for the state.

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stock market/investment/price boom

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consumer/spending boom

See also BABY BOOM(Cf. baby boom)
Compare BUST(Cf. ↑bust) noun
See Note BOOM AND BUST(Cf. ↑boom and bust)
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boom UK US /buːm/ verb [I] ECONOMICS, FINANCE
to experience an increase in economic activity, interest, or growth: »

Small businesses have boomed, since the government passed a new law making it easier to set them up.

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Business is booming, producing increased earnings.

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With the economy booming, opportunities have never been better for entrepreneurs.

See also BOOM AND BUST(Cf. ↑boom and bust)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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