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- (informal, uncountable) Strength, power, passion or effectiveness; clout.
- Use a mild cleanser, but pick something with enough oomph to do the job.
- 2022, Christina Tosi, All About Cookies: A Milk Bar Baking Book, New York, NY: Clarkson Potter, →ISBN, page 53:
- Adding layers of texture to a cookie by folding in ground-down bits of goodness is one of our favorite ways to pack a big punch, but you need to choose your fighter wisely. If you pick something too smooth, your cookie won't gain any oomph, and if you choose something too flavorful, your cookie may end up overwhelming (sorry, Flamin' Hot Cheetos).
- (informal, uncountable) Sex appeal.
- 1974, John le Carré, chapter 28, in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy:
- 'Come to think of it, the girl looked a bit like Ann,' Jerry reflected. 'Foxy, know what I mean? Garbo eyes, lots of oomph.'
- (countable) A bassy grunting or thudding sound.
- (force or power): welly
strength, power, passion or effectiveness; clout
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- (intransitive) To produce a bassy grunting or thudding sound.