Scold harshly or punish severely; also, put a stop to something. For example, If you’re caught smoking in school, the principal is bound to lower the boom on you, or The new radar equipment enabled the police to lower the boom on speeding. This expression refers to the boom of a sailboat—a long spar that extends from the mast to hold the foot of the sail. In a changing wind, the boom can swing wildly, leaving one at risk of being struck. [ ; first half of 1900s ]
- Lower uterine segment
lower uterine segment n. The isthmus of the uterus, the lower extremity of which joins with the cervical canal and during pregnancy expands to become the lower part of the uterine cavity.
[loh-er] /ˈloʊ ər/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. the regions of the dead, conceived of as lying beneath the surface of the earth; Hades; the underworld. 2. the earth, as distinguished from the heavenly bodies or from heaven. noun 1. the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world 2. another name for hell
[lou-uh-ree, louuh r-ee] /ˈlaʊ ə ri, ˈlaʊər i/ adjective 1. dark and gloomy; threatening: a lowery sky.
[lohz] /loʊz/ noun 1. John Livingston, 1867–1945, U.S. scholar, critic, and teacher. [loh] /loʊ/ verb (used without object), lowed, lowing. British Dialect. 1. 3 . [loh] /loʊ/ verb (used without object), British Dialect. 1. to burn; blaze. 2. (of a person) to feel strong emotions; glow with excitement. /ləʊ/ adjective 1. having a relatively small […]