loom large

loom large
loom large

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • loom large — To take over a major part of someone s thoughts, life, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑loom * * * loom large see ↑loom, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑large loom large : to have great importance or influence Rising tuition costs …   Useful english dictionary

  • loom large — ► if something looms large, it becomes very important and could cause serious problems: »Food retailers became nervous as the threat of a price war loomed large. Main Entry: ↑loom …   Financial and business terms

  • loom large — verb To have a great deal of importance, presence, power, or sway; to be of great significance or concern; by extension, to pose a likely threat or danger. Energy policy will loom large in the policy decisions of the new government …   Wiktionary

  • loom large — the impending cutbacks loom large Syn: dominate, be important, be significant, be of consequence; count, matter …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • loom large — Synonyms and related words: appear, be evident, be noticeable, be revealed, be seen, be visible, bulk, bulk large, exceed, glare, loom, meet the gaze, outsoar, outstrip, overtop, rear, rise above, shine out, shine through, show, show through,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • loom large — 1) to have a lot of importance or influence over someone or something America loomed large in Hashimoto s early life. 2) if something unpleasant or difficult looms large, it seems certain to happen This episode finds him deep in depression as… …   English dictionary

  • loom large — if a subject looms large, it causes people to think or worry a lot. The threat of unemployment looms large in these people s lives …   New idioms dictionary

  • loom — UK US /luːm/ verb [I] ► if an unpleasant event looms, it will probably happen and makes people worry: »Stocks of heating oil are at their lowest levels for years, and another crisis may be looming. »The company is in serious financial trouble,… …   Financial and business terms

  • loom — loom1 [ lum ] verb intransitive 1. ) if something unpleasant or difficult looms, it seems likely to happen soon: The administration is playing down the notion that a crisis is looming. negotiations to prevent a looming trade war 2. ) loom… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • loom — I n. a hand loom II v. 1) (P; intr.) a ship loomed out of the fog 2) (misc.) to loom large (her possible candidacy loomed large in the future plans of the party) * * * [luːm] (P;intr.) a ship loomed out of the fog a hand loom (misc.) to loom… …   Combinatory dictionary

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