Meaning of STORM in English

STORM

I.

noun

1 period of bad weather

ADJECTIVE

▪ bad , big , devastating , ferocious , fierce , great , heavy , killer ( informal , esp. AmE ), major , monster ( AmE , informal ), raging , severe , terrible , tremendous , violent

▪ perfect ( figurative , esp. AmE )

The company was hit by a perfect ~ of negative conditions that converged on it.

▪ approaching , gathering , impending

the dark clouds of an approaching ~

▪ freak

▪ summer , winter , etc.

▪ tropical

▪ monsoon

▪ electric , electrical , lightning , thunder (usually thunderstorm )

▪ hail , rain , snow , wind (usually hailstorm , etc.)

▪ ice ( esp. AmE )

▪ dust , sand (usually sandstorm )

▪ magnetic , solar

VERB + STORM

▪ be in for

I think we're in for a ~ (= going to have one) .

▪ brave

She had to brave an ice ~ to get to the interview.

▪ shelter from , wait out ( esp. AmE )

We tried to find a safe place to wait out the ~.

▪ track ( esp. AmE )

We'll be tracking the ~ as it makes its way across the Gulf.

STORM + VERB

▪ hit (sth) , strike (sth)

It was the worst ~ to hit Sri Lanka this century.

Where were you when the ~ struck?

▪ rage

The ~ raged all night.

▪ be approaching , be brewing , be coming

A ~ had been brewing all day.

▪ blow up ( esp. BrE ), break

The ~ broke while we were on the mountain.

▪ blow in , move in

A ~ blew in off the ocean.

▪ move across, over, etc. sth , sweep across, over, etc. sth

A major winter ~ is moving across the country today.

▪ batter sth , lash sth , ravage sth , sweep sth

a boat battered by the ~

Winter ~s swept the coasts.

▪ abate , blow itself out , blow over , clear , clear up , pass , subside

The ~ blew over after a couple of hours.

▪ last

The ~ lasted for three days.

STORM + NOUN

▪ cloud ( often figurative )

In 1939 the ~ clouds gathered over Europe.

▪ surge ( esp. AmE ), water

We're forecasting 14 to 16 feet of ~ surge.

▪ damage

Insurance companies face hefty payouts for ~ damage.

▪ warning

a tropical ~ warning

▪ door ( AmE ), drain , window ( AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ during a/the ~ , in a/the ~

PHRASES

▪ at the height of the ~

▪ bear the brunt of the ~ , take the brunt of the ~

The east coast of Florida bore the brunt of the ~.

▪ seek shelter from the ~ ( often figurative ), take shelter from the ~

I took shelter from the ~ in the clubhouse.

▪ the calm before the ~ ( figurative )

▪ the eye of the ~ ( often figurative )

2 violent display of strong feeling

ADJECTIVE

▪ approaching , coming , gathering

a gathering ~ of discontent

▪ media , political

▪ fire (usually firestorm ) ( figurative , esp. AmE )

His comments brought down a firestorm of criticism.

VERB + STORM

▪ arouse , cause , create , provoke ( esp. BrE ), raise , spark ( esp. BrE ), unleash

▪ face

▪ ride out , survive , weather

The government is determined to ride out the political ~ caused by its new immigration policy.

STORM + VERB

▪ blow up , break , erupt (all esp. BrE )

A ~ blew up between Britain and the US over Venezuela.

▪ blow over , pass

The \[political ~ had blown over at last.

PREPOSITION

▪ amid a/the ~ ( esp. BrE )

The band toured Ireland amid a ~ of controversy.

▪ ~ between

▪ ~ of

His comments created a ~ of protest in the media.

II.

verb

Storm is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ demonstrator , ↑ troops

Storm is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ barricade , ↑ castle , ↑ embassy , ↑ parliament

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .