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shout

verb (USE LOUD VOICE)    /ʃaʊt/
A2 [I] to speak with a very loud voice, often as loud as possible, usually when you want to make yourself heard in noisy situations, 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 perfectly well. [+ speech] "I'll see you tomorrow," shouted Eleni above the noise of the helicopter. [+ that] He shouted from the bottom of the garden that he'd be finished in about half an hour.Shouting and screaming A2 [I or T] to express strong emotions, such as anger, fear, or excitement, or to express strong opinions, in a loud voice: 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 band members. [+ to infinitive] I shouted at him to put the gun down. [+ speech] "Stop this childish nonsense at once!" he shouted furiously.Shouting and screaming A2 [I] to try to attract attention in a loud voice: I heard them shouting for help, but there was nothing I could do.figurative It's the charities that shout loudest (= attract the most public attention) that often get given the most money.Shouting and screaming
(Definition of shout verb (USE LOUD VOICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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