Meaning of STORM in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ stɔ:(r)m ]
( storms, storming, stormed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A storm is very bad weather, with heavy rain, strong winds, and often thunder and lightning.
...the violent storms which whipped America’s East Coast.
If something causes a storm , it causes an angry or excited reaction from a large number of people.
The photos caused a storm when they were first published...
...the storm of publicity that Richard’s book had generated.
N-COUNT : oft N of n
A storm of applause or other noise is a sudden loud amount of it made by an audience or other group of people in reaction to something.
His speech was greeted with a storm of applause...
N-COUNT : usu sing , usu N of n
If you storm into or out of a place, you enter or leave it quickly and noisily, because you are angry.
He stormed into an office, demanding to know where the head of department was.
VERB : V adv / prep
If a place that is being defended is stormed , a group of people attack it, usually in order to get inside it.
Government buildings have been stormed and looted...
The refugees decided to storm the embassy.
VERB : be V-ed , V n
...the storming of the Bastille.
N-UNCOUNT : N of n
see also firestorm
If someone or something takes a place by storm , they are extremely successful.
Kenya’s long distance runners have taken the athletics world by storm.
PHRASE : V inflects
If someone weathers the storm , they succeed in reaching the end of a very difficult period without much harm or damage.
He insists he will not resign and will weather the storm.
PHRASE : V and N inflect
a storm in a teacup: see teacup
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006