scream/shout/yell/laugh (etc.) one's head off

idiom

Definition of scream/shout/yell/laugh (etc.) one's head off

informal
: to scream/shout/yell/laugh (etc.) very loudly or for a long time
  • She was screaming her head off.
  • You can shout your head off at him, but he still won't listen.
  • If they saw me dressed like this, they'd laugh their heads off.

Word by Word Definitions

scream play
  1. : to voice a sudden sharp loud cry

  2. : to produce harsh high tones

  3. : to make a noise resembling a scream

  1. : a loud sharp penetrating cry or noise

  2. : a very funny person or thing

shout play
  1. : to utter a sudden loud cry

  2. : to command attention as if by shouting

  3. : to utter in a loud voice

  1. : a loud cry or call

yell play
  1. : to utter a loud cry, scream, or shout

  2. : to give a cheer usually in unison

  3. : to utter or declare with or as if with a yell : shout

  1. : scream, shout

  2. : a usually rhythmic cheer used especially in schools or colleges to encourage athletic teams

laugh play
  1. : to show emotion (such as mirth, joy, or scorn) with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound

  2. : to find amusement or pleasure in something

  3. : to become amused or derisive

  1. : the act of laughing

  2. : a cause for derision or merriment : joke

  3. : an expression of scorn or mockery : jeer

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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