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"storm" in British English

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stormnoun

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 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 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.

-stormsuffix

uk   / -stɔːm/ us   / -stɔːrm/
(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 extreme weather condition with strong winds and heavy rain or snow: The storm left over a foot of snow on the ground.
  • storm noun [C] (STRONG FEELING)

a strong expression 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 building suddenly: 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 office waving 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)
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