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storm

noun 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 clearing up the storm damage.
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storm noun (EMOTIONAL REACTION)

[C usually singular] a very angry reaction from a lot of people: There was a storm of protest when the new tax was announced.

storm noun (ATTACK)

take sb/sth by storm to be suddenly extremely successful in a place or with a group of people: Her performance has taken the London critics by storm.

storm

verb 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.
Translations of “storm”
in Arabic عاصِفة…
in Korean 폭풍…
in Malaysian ribut, riuh-rendah…
in French orage, tempête…
in Turkish fırtına…
in Italian temporale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡劣的天氣, 風暴, 暴風雨…
in Russian буря, ураган…
in Polish burza, nawałnica…
in Vietnamese cơn giông tố, bão, cơn…
in Spanish tormenta, torrente…
in Portuguese tempestade, tormenta…
in Thai พายุ, การแสดงออกอย่างรุนแรง…
in German der Sturm…
in Catalan tempesta…
in Japanese 嵐, 暴風雨…
in Indonesian badai…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶劣的天气, 风暴, 暴风雨…
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