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shout

verb uk   us   /ʃaʊt/

shout verb (USE LOUD VOICE)

A2 [I] to speak with a very loud voice, often as loud as possible, usually when you want to make yourself heard in noisy situations, or when the person you are talking to is a long way away or cannot hear very well: There's no need to shout, I can hear perfectly well. [+ speech] "I'll see you tomorrow," shouted Eleni above the noise of the helicopter. [+ that] He shouted from the bottom of the garden that he'd be finished in about half an hour.A2 [I or T] to express strong emotions, such as anger, fear, or excitement, or to express strong opinions, in a loud voice: Dad really shouted at me when I broke the window. He shouted abuse at the judge after being sentenced to five years' imprisonment. The fans were screaming and shouting out the names of the band members. [+ to infinitive] I shouted at him to put the gun down. [+ speech] "Stop this childish nonsense at once!" he shouted furiously.A2 [I] to try to attract attention in a loud voice: I heard them shouting for help, but there was nothing I could do.figurative It's the charities that shout loudest (= attract the most public attention) that often get given the most money.
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shout verb (DRINKS)

[T + two objects] Australian English informal to buy a drink for someone: I'll shout you a drink.
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shout

noun [C] uk   us   /ʃaʊt/

shout noun [C] (LOUD VOICE)

B1 the act of saying something very loudly or making a very loud sound with your voice: Her speech was interrupted by angry shouts from the audience.

shout noun [C] (DRINKS)

UK informal a set of drinks for a group of people, or a particular person's turn to buy them: Would you like another drink? It's my shout since you bought the last ones.
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