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storm

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1 to express oneʼs 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, easily taking the whole crew as their prisoners
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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 armyʼs 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 mayorʼs dishonesty was exposed
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7 a violent disturbance (as of the political or social order)

  • civil wars and other storms of unrest swept through the African continent
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