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shoutverb

uk   us   /ʃaʊt/
  • shout verb (USE LOUD VOICE)

A2 [I] to ​speak with a very ​loudvoice, often as ​loud as ​possible, usually when you ​want to make yourself ​heard in ​noisysituations, 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 you. [+ speech] "I'll ​see you ​tomorrow," shouted Eleni above the ​noise of the ​helicopter. [+ that] He shouted from the ​garage that he'd be ​finished in about ​half an ​hour.A2 [I or T] to ​expressstrongemotions, such as ​anger, ​fear, or ​excitement, or to ​expressstrongopinions, in a ​loudvoice: 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 ​bandmembers. [+ to infinitive] I shouted at him to put the ​gun down. [+ speech] "Stop this ​childishnonsense at ​once!" he shouted ​furiously.A2 [I] to ​try to ​attractattention in a ​loudvoice: I ​heard them shouting for ​help, but there was nothing I could do.figurative It's the ​charities that shout loudest (= ​attract the most ​publicattention) that often get given the most ​money.

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shoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃaʊt/
  • shout noun [C] (LOUD VOICE)

B1 the ​act of saying something very ​loudly or making a very ​loudsound with ​yourvoice: Her ​speech was ​interrupted by angry shouts from the ​audience.
(Definition of shout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shoutverb [I/T]

 us   /ʃɑʊt/
to say something in a ​loudvoice: [I] If anyone’s up there," he shouted ​sternly, "come out now!"

shoutnoun [C]

 us   /ʃɑʊt/
a ​loudcall: When ​nominated for the ​presidency the ​entireaudience came to ​itsfeet with a shout.
(Definition of shout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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