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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.
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"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/
(Definition of storm from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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