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verb (USE LOUD VOICE)    /ʃaʊt/
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 .Shouting and screaming 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 .Shouting and screaming 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 .Shouting and screaming
(Definition of shout verb (USE LOUD VOICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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