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storm

storm

 
 
pronunciation:
storm
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a turbulent condition of the atmosphere, usu. accompanied by rain, snow, thunder, or lightning.
synonyms:
squall, tempest
definition 2: a heavy or sudden discharge of objects or blows.
a storm of punches to the head
synonyms:
barrage, salvo
similar words:
hail
definition 3: a vehement or violent outburst.
a storm of anger
synonyms:
eruption, outburst
similar words:
fury, hail, passion, rage, riot
definition 4: a disturbance or upheaval of affairs.
a political storm
synonyms:
disruption, disturbance, furor, upheaval
similar words:
commotion, turbulence
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stormed, storming, storms
definition 1: of wind, weather, or precipitation, to blow or fall forcefully; rage.
synonyms:
blow, bluster, rage, squall
similar words:
gust, howl, pour, rave, roar, thunder
definition 2: to display violent emotion; rage.
synonyms:
rage, rant
similar words:
bellow, blow up, bluster, boil, explode, fulminate, rampage, rave
definition 3: to move or rush angrily.
synonyms:
charge, rush
similar words:
flounce, rage, stamp, stomp, stride, tear, tramp
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to attack; assault.
The army stormed the enemy defenses last night.
synonyms:
charge, rush
similar words:
assault, attack, beset, besiege, blitz, bombard, descend upon, invade, raid, siege, strike
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derivations: stormless (adj.), stormlike (adj.)