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yell

verb [I or T] uk   /jel/ us  
B2 to shout something or make a loud noise, usually when you are angry, in pain, or excited: Our neighbours were yelling (obscenities) at each other this morning. The child yelled out in pain. [+ speech] "Just get out of here!" she yelled.
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  • Jeez, don't yell at me - I'm just telling you what she said!
  • We crept up behind her and yelled "Boo!"
  • She yelled at the children to sit down.
  • We could hear the neighbours yelling at each other.
  • Don't yell at me, I heard you the first time!
yell
noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
B2 Suddenly there was a loud/great yell from the bathroom.
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