take (something) by storm

Definition of take (something) by storm

  1. 1 :  to quickly become very successful or popular in (a particular place) or among (a particular group) The writer has taken the literary world by storm. The new fashion has taken London by storm.

  2. 2 :  to attack and capture (a place) suddenly by using a lot of force or a large number of people The soldiers took the castle by storm.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

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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