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storm

noun uk   /stɔːm/ us    /stɔːrm/

storm noun (VIOLENT WEATHER)

A2 [C] an extreme weather condition with very strong wind, heavy rain, and often thunder and lightning: A lot of trees were blown down in the recent storms. They're still clearing up the storm damage.

storm noun (EMOTIONAL REACTION)

[C usually singular] a very angry reaction from a lot of people: There was a storm of protest when the new tax was announced.

storm noun (ATTACK)

take sb/sth by storm to be suddenly extremely successful in a place or with a group of people: Her performance has taken the London critics by storm.

storm

verb uk   /stɔːm/ us    /stɔːrm/

storm verb (ATTACK)

[T] to attack a place or building by entering suddenly in great numbers: The fortress was stormed by hundreds of soldiers.

storm verb (EMOTIONAL REACTION)

[I or T] literary to express anger in a loud and often uncontrolled way: [+ speech] "Get out and never come back!" he stormed. storm in/into/out to enter or leave a place in a way that shows that you are angry: He stormed out of the house, slamming the door as he went.
(Definition of storm noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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