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English noun: storm

1. storm (phenomenon) a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning

Synonymsviolent storm

Broader (hypernym)atmospheric phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)blizzard, electric storm, electrical storm, firestorm, hailstorm, ice storm, noreaster, northeaster, rainstorm, silver storm, snowstorm, thunderstorm, windstorm

Part holonymstorm center, storm centre

Part meronymBeaufort scale, wind scale

2. storm (state) a violent commotion or disturbance

SamplesThe storms that had characterized their relationship had died away.
It was only a tempest in a teapot.


Broader (hypernym)commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

3. storm (act) a direct and violent assault on a stronghold

Broader (hypernym)assault

English verb: storm

1. storm (stative) behave violently, as if in state of a great anger

Synonymsrage, ramp

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

2. storm (contact) take by force

SamplesStorm the fort.

ExamplesThey storm the hill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)penetrate, perforate

3. storm (weather) rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning

SamplesIf it storms, we'll need shelter.

ExamplesIt was storming all day long

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Entailrain, rain down

4. storm (weather) blow hard

SamplesIt was storming all night.

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)blow

5. storm (competition) attack by storm; attack suddenly

ExamplesThey storm the hill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, attack

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