Meaning of STORM in English

STORM

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a lightning storm

A lightning storm lit up the night sky.

a storm of controversy

Since its release, the film has met a storm of controversy.

a storm/barrage of criticism (= a lot of criticism )

His comments provoked a barrage of criticism.

dust storm

electrical storm

fire/storm/flood etc damage (= caused by fire, storm, flood etc )

The campsite suffered extensive flood damage.

freak wind/wave/storm etc

The men drowned when a freak wave sank their boat.

fury of the storm

At last the fury of the storm lessened.

storm cellar

storm cloud

Storm clouds are gathering over the trade negotiations.

Storm clouds are gathering

Storm clouds are gathering over the trade negotiations.

storm clouds

Dark storm clouds were moving in from the Atlantic.

storm door

storm drain

storm lantern

storm window

the police raid/storm a place

The police raided his home and took his computer.

weathered the storm

The company weathered the storm of objections to the scheme.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

big

It began to rain heavily, a big storm coming down fast from the north.

In August, I promised my two desert-born kids a trip to the snow after the first big storm of the season.

But it remained a big storm , more than 400 miles wide.

But the national weather forecasts, sponsored by PowerGen, have caused the biggest storms .

Some part of him missed the big storm , had loved it, was waiting for its return.

They came the year after the big storm in 1947 and she decided she would turn their spare milk into cheese.

electrical

There are fireballs and electrical storms , or some sort of celestial display.

Less rain meant less chance of a signal being washed out and less possibility of interference from an electrical storm .

The seas were hot, volcanoes spouted ash and lava, and electrical storms crackled across the skies.

But when electrical storms roll in, nothing is normal.

I do believe the Weather Bureau has logged down that that Sunday electrical storms were hit-and-running these parts.

fierce

Both Labour and Conservative Governments had taken the view that change would cause a fierce political storm , so no one did anything.

Then one day Johnny Appleseed got caught in a fierce storm .

That very night a fierce storm broke over the sea.

freak

Chaos struck Llandudno Hospital as the freak storm resulted in incredible scenes of havoc and distress.

On the way home Caledor's ship was separated from the rest of the High Elf fleet by a freak storm .

The yield would be maximum if there were no freak storms .

When Gabriel and she had been a couple they had run into her one day when there had been a freak storm .

great

In the evening the wind became stronger and soon a great storm broke above us.

But what of the great dust storms on Mars?

During the great storm , the locals said.

A great storm in 1547 destroyed the cathedral.

political

Putin appears to have survived the political storm over his handling of the crisis, according to opinion polls.

The Singlaub episode created a political storm , deepening the controversy over the withdrawal plan.

He set about drawing up a rescue plan amid a political storm that resulted in the resignation of two cabinet ministers.

Both Labour and Conservative Governments had taken the view that change would cause a fierce political storm , so no one did anything.

The document has caused a political storm and Labour has called for a statement from Mr Major.

The revolts were a sign of the political storms that were to form the modern world.

severe

The radio said contact with the plane was lost during a severe sand storm in the evening.

First, severe dust storms are rare.

But there may also be more extremes in the weather such as severe storms , droughts and floods.

Typically, Burgess says, forecasters err on the side of caution by issuing a severe storm warning.

Increasingly severe storms from the 1240s had swept away large parts of the town, drowning it finally in 1287.

The potential for heavy rain, along with strong to severe storms , exists tonight across the entire region.

This could show a severe magnetic storm but a higher sensitivity is desirable for serious observation.

Release of the report was delayed two days by a severe winter storm .

terrible

It was when they decided to return to shore that a terrible storm unleashed itself in the Moray Firth.

One day Prospero commanded a spirit to raise a terrible storm to capsize a passing ship.

A terrible storm comes to the island and a whale beaches on the shore.

It also bears a painting of a ship beating against a terrible storm off a rocky coast.

Unfortunately, we sailed straight into a terrible storm , which drove us many miles eastward.

It was a truly terrible storm , stronger than her great wings, stronger than anything.

Once there was a terrible storm with very heavy rain.

At first, all went well, but then there was a terrible storm .

tropical

By the time we reached the airfield next morning a tropical storm was raging.

Paige, released from her duties, stepped out of the house into the oppressive humidity of a looming tropical storm .

A tropical storm moves in, flattening the sea.

violent

The sky was over cast and suddenly there was a violent thunder storm .

Passing beneath it, Crevecoeur was reminded of a violent storm of hail beating upon his head.

In 1981 violent storms redistributed some of the plutonium, along with other radioactive wastes stored ashore.

The slaves gathered on August 30, 1800, but disbanded because a violent storm and flood made military operations impossible.

Travelling home one night in a violent storm , Polly was struck by lightning and had to be destroyed.

The authors also predict an increase in violent storms , fires, landslides and avalanches in the Alpine region as well as widespread deforestation.

Langtoft is perhaps most notorious for its record of freak weather conditions and violent storms .

During a violent storm it broke away and drifted westwards until it hit land on the barren headland of San Quentin.

■ NOUN

cloud

But a storm cloud hovered on the horizon.

I saw the storm clouds approaching.

Her teased black hair surrounded her like a storm cloud .

And out in the world, new storm clouds were gathering.

But suddenly the storm clouds are gathering.

Up ahead, in North Dakota, storm clouds came all the way down to the ground like an overhead garage door.

Animation is fair, but the scene where the dragon flies into a storm cloud and is electrocuted is positively brain-bending!

Walls a saturated sky blue, broken by gray the color of storm clouds .

damage

This is not storm and should not be dealt with as a storm damage claim.

It must have been a pretty hefty bit of storm damage .

Worldwide the insurance industry has lost US$56,000 million in the past two years from storm damage alone.

At the time we were rushing from job to job repairing storm damage , and fortunately were both wearing rubber soled boots.

Repair of storm damage , foreign debt repayments and aid to small businesses were to be funded from the 1988 tax surplus.

There is no cover for storm damage to gates, hedges or fences.

A spokesman for President Clinton said assessment teams were studying the storm damage .

door

I had new storm doors installed, one aluminum-covered wood for the front, the other plain aluminum for the back.

He pounded on the storm door , and waited.

drain

Blocked storm drains flood the streets.

Four or live times later, the ball hit me on the shoulder and rolled down a storm drain .

He also said that the storm drains were full of dead bodies.

dust

As the heat and dust storms continue, Ritu's condition has become worse.

Both landers also survived long enough to experience dust storms .

Everything had to be kept shut tight because there was a dust storm blowing outside.

Comparison of the Orbiter and Lauder data permits a detailed portrait of the origin and evolution of a giant dust storm .

Bouncing along the rubble track, you arrive in the midst of a dust storm of your own creation.

And, in the absence of air, dust storms are not a problem on the Moon or in space!

But what of the great dust storms on Mars?

First, severe dust storms are rare.

snow

The worst snow storm was in January 1940, when ten trams and a bus failed to make the depot.

The snow storm is expected to drop up to 30 inches of snow in some parts of the U. S. Northeast.

It was believed that the accident happened as an indirect result of heavy rain and snow storms in the city.

Northeasters and snow storms hurt most retailers, but the weather actually helped Sears.

The Homeowners' account was adversely affected by weather claims, including the East Coast snow storms .

Moira Anderson vanished without trace in a snow storm while running an errand for her grandmother on 23 February 1957.

winter

Our only hope is a good old winter storm over the Christmas holiday.

A winter storm watch was posted for the Lake Tahoe area and northward above the 8, 000-foot level Wednesday.

Fertility is not restored until the winter storms stir the waters again.

Fortunately, the house is strongly built, and is not damaged even by the worst winter storms .

The wind and surf were to ease somewhat Tuesday but the National Weather Service warned of winter storm conditions in the mountains.

Fenced lands tended to be unevenly grazed, and fences were obvious hazards to cattle in winter storms .

Release of the report was delayed two days by a severe winter storm .

■ VERB

blow

The hot wind blows a storm of dust and leaves, and the women retreat into their houses.

The original tree survived until 1911, when it was blown down in a storm .

Bodies bobbing up out of the mud, friends blown away in a storm of red and wet.

break

The clouds were beginning to break , revealing a storm of stars across the heavens.

catch

They are believed to have been caught in a storm without enough food or water.

He is caught in a storm and crashes.

Then one day Johnny Appleseed got caught in a fierce storm .

Adelelm and his manservant were caught in a storm one night.

cause

Its conclusions, published in September 1999, caused a storm of protest92.

That collision of conflicting air masses usually causes particularly rambunctious storms to slam California.

The announcement of her engagement to a man her parents hadn't even met had caused a storm .

It was, perhaps, his dysfunctional sleep pattern that caused such an odd storm of feeling.

Judge Geoffrey Jones caused a storm by making the comment at an earlier hearing because Ian Stevenson also admitted assaulting two boys.

But the national weather forecasts, sponsored by PowerGen, have caused the biggest storms .

Both Labour and Conservative Governments had taken the view that change would cause a fierce political storm , so no one did anything.

The document has caused a political storm and Labour has called for a statement from Mr Major.

create

When something of that kind comes on to the market it creates a storm .

The Singlaub episode created a political storm , deepening the controversy over the withdrawal plan.

gather

Republicanism was a gathering storm at a time when the monarchy seemed an expensive irrelevance to the questions of the day.

provoke

The proposal provoked a storm of criticism that it was racist from immigration groups and campaigners on behalf of ethnic minorities.

Had Puddephat provoked this storm by propositioning the boy?

The announcement provoked a storm of criticism and anxious residents voiced concern over their uncertain future.

The announcement of the referendum provoked a huge storm in the political world.

It has already caused a sensation-stopping traffic and provoking a storm of protests.

raise

At any rate, everybody would think she had condoned his writing it and that should raise a fine storm for her.

One day Prospero commanded a spirit to raise a terrible storm to capsize a passing ship.

Trent gathered it and wrapped it with ties to the boom before going forward to raise the storm jib.

As this strong shock wave races outward from the impact site, it raises a storm of dust.

He swept towards me, like the wind raising a storm as soaring eagles raise dust.

The Darlan deal raised a storm of protest.

Al-Kindi sailed on religious waters that raised no storms .

Another discovery from the early space age was the mechanism responsible for raising intense planet-wide dust storms on Mars.

ride

It needs to ride out the storms of adverse publicity.

He hunkered down and rode out the storm .

Overall, use of search is now widespread enough to enable search firms to ride out storms in specific sectors.

No estimates were available on the number of residents who had chosen to ride out the storm .

Nirvana Inc battened down the hatches and made to ride out the storm .

Roosevelt rode out the storm by stressing the temporary nature of the deal.

We are huddled inside, in the kitchen, riding out the storm that Nora has stirred up.

Administrative force and nerve were not lacking, and the constitutional government managed to ride out the storm .

take

Just part of a massive flying programme at Andrews, the Reds take the crowd by storm with their immaculate formation routines.

Most people are working on half-throttle. Take this storm , for example.

In the last two months, however, jewellery shops have been taken by storm .

A jeweller whose nose-rings take Manchester by storm ?

Riverdance, after its world premiere at the Public Theatre in Dublin in 1995, has taken the world by storm .

A hot new pachinko machine from a backstreet maker in Osaka has taken the underworld by storm .

The ramshackle eight-seater at first did not take off because of a storm after which a pilot could not be found.

weather

How have you weathered the storm ?

Hunker down and attempt to weather the storm ?

The capacity to weather the storm is there provided the government has the political clout to do it.

Scott Wolf has weathered many a storm in his brief but eventful acting career.

In the first half, Petersfield had weathered a varied storm with a mixture of luck and determination.

The company announced the scheme in August, and has had to weather a storm of objections from shareholders and managers.

Peterborough weathered the storm and could have taken a shock lead after 31 minutes.

Others, like General Motors, have had to pull in their sails to weather the storm of a price war.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a violent storm/earthquake/explosion etc

According to these learned fellows, the universe began with a violent explosion.

During a violent storm it broke away and drifted westwards until it hit land on the barren headland of San Quentin.

Passing beneath it, Crevecoeur was reminded of a violent storm of hail beating upon his head.

The second is part of the river Indus, which was diverted after a violent earthquake in 1819.

The slaves gathered on August 30, 1800, but disbanded because a violent storm and flood made military operations impossible.

This caused a violent explosion resulting in extensive damage.

Travelling home one night in a violent storm, Polly was struck by lightning and had to be destroyed.

Within minutes the brown patch of sky enveloped me, as a violent storm swept across the dunes.

any port in a storm

the calm before the storm

Charity should have recognised it as the calm before the storm, but she didn't.

the lull before the storm

Then came the lull before the storm.

There was a feeling that something was in the air, that it was the lull before the storm.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

It was the first big storm we've had all season.

The storm clouds were gathering over the sea.

The Spanish ships were wrecked in the storm .

There had not been such severe storms in southern England for hundreds of years.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A terrible storm comes to the island and a whale beaches on the shore.

At 77, Paul Lamson of Hingham has seen many storms.

It is designed to withstand the sort of storm that statistically would be expected to occur once in every 10,000 years.

The storm is nearer now too near.

The hot wind blows a storm of dust and leaves, and the women retreat into their houses.

With little in the way of grass or forests or wetlands to hold it back, runoff during the storms is extreme.

Yet now I wanted to feel it outside, to embrace the full force of the storm .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

building

They tried to storm Interior Ministry buildings but were repulsed by police, who opened fire on them.

A few days later, hundreds of police officers stormed the buildings .

Just got a bit carried away with all the excitement of storming the building and everything.

The dispute exploded once before in 1990, when about 1,000 people died after Hindus stormed the building .

house

Then Dad stormed right into the house and up the stairs to see me.

They argued constantly and the arguments almost always ended with Tom storming out of the house .

After the shooting stopped, police stormed the house .

She lied all the time, storming her house like an unrepentant sinner.

They later stormed the house and rescued the child - but missed their prey.

It was almost one o'clock when Mona Riley stormed back into the house .

police

After the shooting stopped, police stormed the house.

A few days later, hundreds of police officers stormed the buildings.

The police then stormed the church in search of the sniper and arrested 142 black adults and 5 children.

room

Warders in riot gear stormed the room after four hours and marched the 12 protesters to a segregation block.

The conference leaders, leafy and Obey, stormed out of the room , furiously protesting the breach of conference procedure.

She stormed into the living room , gave me a contorted look, picked up her bag and abruptly left the house.

Yoyo stormed out of that room and into her own.

victory

He played the proverbial blinder as Galway stormed to a famous victory .

The College stormed to victory in the annual challenge to their sister college from Blackburn.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an attempt by government forces to storm the hijacked airplane

Heavily armed and masked gunmen stormed an ammunitions store in Co. Mayo.

Several dozen rebels stormed the ambassador's residence.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Angered by the betrayal, Rhee and Yun stormed out of the building.

Armies of worried men in suits stormed off the Lexington Avenue subway line and marched down the crooked pavements.

He stormed out of the bathroom.

He played the proverbial blinder as Galway stormed to a famous victory.

Noades stormed out after eight clubs blocked the proposed £13million Bass sponsorship deal and six other club representatives followed him.

On the coach Geoffrey had stared morosely out of the window; now he stormed along the wing with ferocious determination.

On the night of June 27 a crowd of up to two hundred people stormed the jail.

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