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Meaning of “storm” in the English Dictionary

"storm" in British English

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stormnoun

uk   /stɔːm/  us   /stɔːrm/
  • storm noun (VIOLENT WEATHER)

A2 [C] an ​extremeweathercondition with very ​strongwind, ​heavyrain, and often ​thunder and lightning: A lot of ​trees were ​blown down in the ​recent storms. They're still ​cleaning up the storm ​damage.

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stormverb

uk   /stɔːm/  us   /stɔːrm/
  • storm verb (ATTACK)

[T] to ​attack a ​place or ​building by ​enteringsuddenly in ​greatnumbers: The ​fortress was stormed by hundreds of ​soldiers.
  • storm verb (EMOTIONAL REACTION)

[I or T] literary to ​expressanger 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.

-stormsuffix

uk   /-stɔːm/  us   /-stɔːrm/
used to ​form words for ​particulartypes of ​violentweather: a ​rainstorm a ​sandstorm a ​snowstorm a ​thunderstorm a windstorm
(Definition of storm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"storm" in American English

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stormnoun [C]

 us   /stɔrm/
  • storm noun [C] (VIOLENT WEATHER)

an ​extremeweathercondition with ​strongwinds and ​heavyrain or ​snow: The storm ​left over a ​foot of ​snow on the ​ground.
  • storm noun [C] (STRONG FEELING)

a ​strongexpression of ​feeling, esp. in ​reaction to a ​statement or ​event: The new ​rent regulations ​raised a storm of ​criticism from both renters and ​landlords.

stormverb

 us   /stɔrm/
  • storm verb (ATTACK)

[T] to ​attack a ​place or ​buildingsuddenly: Officers stormed the ​building the ​demonstrators had ​occupied.
  • storm verb (SHOW STRONG FEELING)

[I always + adv/prep] to move ​quickly and ​forcefully to show you are ​angry: Henry stormed into Giffen’s ​officewaving a ​copy of the ​newspaper and ​yelling at the ​top of his ​lungs.
(Definition of storm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “storm”
in Korean 폭풍…
in Arabic عاصِفة…
in Malaysian ribut, riuh-rendah…
in French orage, tempête…
in Russian буря, ураган…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡劣的天氣, 風暴, 暴風雨…
in Italian temporale…
in Turkish fırtına…
in Polish burza, nawałnica…
in Spanish tormenta, torrente…
in Vietnamese cơn giông tố, bão, cơn…
in Portuguese tempestade, tormenta…
in Thai พายุ, การแสดงออกอย่างรุนแรง…
in German der Sturm…
in Catalan tempesta…
in Japanese 嵐, 暴風雨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶劣的天气, 风暴, 暴风雨…
in Indonesian badai…
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