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English definition of “storm”

storm

noun [C]  /stɔrm/ us  

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.

storm

verb  /stɔrm/ us  

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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