scream for

phrasal verb
screamed for; screaming for; screams for

Definition of scream for

informal
1 : to demand or need (something) People are screaming for news about the virus. These policies just scream out for reform.
2 : to be very suitable or appropriate for (something) Hot summer days like this just scream for ice cream and visits to the pool.

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“Scream for.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scream%20for. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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