1 period of bad weather
▪ 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 ~
▪ summer , winter , etc.
▪ 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) .
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?
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.
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.
Insurance companies face hefty payouts for ~ damage.
a tropical ~ warning
▪ door ( AmE ), drain , window ( AmE )
▪ during a/the ~ , in a/the ~
▪ 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
▪ 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
▪ 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.
▪ amid a/the ~ ( esp. BrE )
The band toured Ireland amid a ~ of controversy.
▪ ~ between
▪ ~ of
His comments created a ~ of protest in the media.
Storm is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ demonstrator , ↑ troops
Storm is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ barricade , ↑ castle , ↑ embassy , ↑ parliament