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storm

noun [C]  /stɔrm/ us  

storm noun [C] (VIOLENT WEATHER)

an extreme weather condition with strong winds and heavy rain or snow: The storm left over a foot of snow on the ground.

storm noun [C] (STRONG FEELING)

a strong expression of feeling, esp. in reaction to a statement or event: The new rent regulations raised a storm of criticism from both renters and landlords.

storm

verb  /stɔrm/ us  

storm verb (ATTACK)

[T] to attack a place or building suddenly: Officers stormed the building the demonstrators had occupied.

storm verb (SHOW STRONG FEELING)

[I always + adv/prep] to move quickly and forcefully to show you are angry: Henry stormed into Giffen’s office waving a copy of the newspaper and yelling at the top of his lungs.
Translations of “storm”
in Korean 폭풍…
in Arabic عاصِفة…
in French orage, tempête…
in Turkish fırtına…
in Italian temporale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡劣的天氣, 風暴, 暴風雨…
in Russian буря, ураган…
in Polish burza, nawałnica…
in Spanish tormenta, torrente…
in Portuguese tempestade, tormenta…
in German der Sturm…
in Catalan tempesta…
in Japanese 嵐, 暴風雨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶劣的天气, 风暴, 暴风雨…
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