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up a storm

Definition of up a storm

informal

  1. —used to say that something is being done with a lot of energy or enthusiasm <They danced/sang up a storm.> <He was cooking up a storm.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

stormplay
  1. :  a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning

    :  a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail

    :  wind having a speed of 64 to 72 miles (103 to 117 kilometers) per hour

  1. :  to blow with violence

    :  to rain, hail, snow, or sleet vigorously

    :  to attack by storm


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