ADJ

great
post-war
consumer, credit, economic, investment, spending
building, housing, property
oil
baby

VERB + BOOM

cause, create, fuel, lead to
The boom was fuelled by accelerated demand for consumer products

BOOM + NOUN

period, time, year
town

PREP

during/in a/the ~
He was born during the post-war baby boom
~ in
a boom in house prices

PHRASES

boom and bust/slump
the ordinary business cycle of boom and bust

ADJ

big
deep
distant
sonic (= the explosive sound made when an aircraft flies faster than the speed of sound)
We heard the sonic boom of a jet overhead

VERB + BOOM

hear

BOOM + VERB

echo
The deep boom of a foghorn echoed across the bay

PREP

with a ~