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storm

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1 to express one's anger usually violently
  • The chef spent the morning storming at his staff about the ruined sauces.
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make a scene, run amok (or run amuck)

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2 to fall as water in a continuous stream of drops from the clouds
  • It storms so frequently up in the mountains that the peaks are rarely visible from the valley below.
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rain cats and dogs

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3 to take sudden, violent action against
  • The pirates stormed the ship.
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beat up on, fly at, go at, light into, pitch into, round on, set at, set upon, tear into

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4 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
  • By the time we arrived, our hostess was storming because dinner was ruined.
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see red

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attack, assail, assault, bombard, storm mean to make an onslaught upon. attack implies taking the initiative in a struggle.
    • plan to attack the town at dawn
assail implies attempting to break down resistance by repeated blows or shots.
    • assailed the enemy with artillery fire
assault suggests a direct attempt to overpower by suddenness and violence of onslaught.
    • Commandos assaulted the building from all sides.
bombard applies to attacking with bombs or shells.
    • bombarded the city nightly
storm implies attempting to break into a defended position.
    • preparing to storm the fortress

storm

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1 a disturbance of the atmosphere accompanied by wind and often by precipitation (as rain or snow)
  • a winter storm bringing about six inches of snow
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2 a heavy fall of objects
  • Police had to endure a storm of rocks and bricks hurled by the rioters.
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3 a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once
  • The army's spokesperson faced a storm of questions from reporters.
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4 a state of noisy, confused activity
  • a few minutes of calm before the storm, when the store would open its doors on the busiest day of the year
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5 a steady falling of water from the sky in significant quantity
  • The storm caused major damage to our barn.
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6 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling
  • A storm of indignation and demands for his resignation arose when the mayor's dishonesty was exposed.
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7 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)
  • the storms of unrest that swept through Europe prior to World War I
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