From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishzoomzoom1 /zuːm/ verb [intransitive] informal 1 [always + adverb/preposition]FAST/QUICK to go somewhere or do something very quickly SYN whizz, zipzoom off/around/down etc Brenda jumped in the car and zoomed off. The work was really easy and I was able to zoom through it in a couple of hours.2 (also zoom up)INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT to increase suddenly and quickly SYN escalatezoom to Inflation zoomed to 123%. zoom in zoom out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
zoomThe camera zoomed close to show my California license plates.The plane zoomed low over the airfield.A fire engine zoomed past us.It is possible that this has contributed to the risk of the glider zooming too high just after take off.
Related topics: Colours & sounds
zoomzoom2 noun [singular] informalCSOUND a sound made by a vehicle that is travelling fast
Origin zoom1 (1800-1900) From the sound