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An example use of loom in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… that that seems to loom the largest …”

meanings of loom


  1. The part of an oar which is between the grip or handle and the blade, the shaft.
  2. A frame or machine of wood or other material, in which a weaver forms cloth out of thread; a machine for interweaving yarn or threads into a fabric, as in knitting or lace making.
  3. Loon (bird of order Gaviiformes).
  4. A distorted appearance of something as seen indistinctly or from afar.
  5. A utensil; tool; a weapon; (usually in compound) an article in general.


  1. To appear indistinctly, eg. when seen on the horizon or through the murk.
  2. To rise and to be eminent; to be elevated or ennobled, in a moral sense.
  3. To appear in an exaggerated or threatening form; to be imminent.

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