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scream

verb (MAKE NOISE)    /skriːm/
B1 [I or T] to cry or say something loudly and usually on a high note, especially because of strong emotions such as fear, excitement, or anger: A spider landed on her pillow and she screamed. Through the smoke, the rescuers could hear people screaming for help. He was screaming in/with pain and begging for anaesthetic. They screamed with laughter at her jokes. Ken screamed (out) a warning telling people to get out of the way. Mrs Brown screamed (= shouted angrily) at Joel for dropping the test-tube. I've never found screaming (and shouting) (= shouting angrily) at my staff to be very effective. [+ speech] "I wish you were dead!" she screamed (= shouted angrily). I tried to apologize, but he just screamed abuse/obscenities at me.Shouting and screaming [I + adv/prep] If a vehicle screams, it moves very quickly making a loud high sound: The cars screamed round the bend/past the spectators.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact [I] to make a loud, high sound: The ambulance raced round the corner with its tyres screaming.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
(Definition of scream verb (MAKE NOISE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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