scream for

phrasal verb

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

Examples of scream for in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One officer grabs Stanford’s arm while subduing him as Stanford screams for help. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 12 Aug. 2023 On the night of the shooting, multiple callers reported a woman screaming for help and a man hitting her at a shopping center on Broadway near Oxford Street. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Nov. 2023 In May 2020, Mexico City police responded to calls about a naked woman screaming for help from the balcony of a Central Intelligence Agency officer’s apartment. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 She’s been screaming for people to pay attention to her. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 10 Oct. 2023 Officers were dispatched to the two-story house in the 1700 block of Bolling Avenue on Aug. 16 around 7 p.m. after a call came in from neighbors reporting a woman screaming for help. Ray Padilla, The Courier-Journal, 23 Aug. 2023 Video that emerged from the festival appeared to show militants driving the captives back into Gaza as many of them screamed for help. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 20 Oct. 2023 There were plenty of camera flashes and screams for people expecting to see ... Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Occlusives are primarily for dry skin and are the super-thick cream moisturizers that help you when your skin is a desert screaming for hydration. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Scream for.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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