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TOEFL BNC: 2871 COCA: 1656


1 storm /ˈstoɚm/ noun
plural storms
1 storm
plural storms
Learner's definition of STORM
: an occurrence of bad weather in which there is a lot of rain, snow, etc., and often strong winds暴风雨;暴风雪;风暴
see also dust storm, electrical storm, electric storm, firestorm, hailstorm, ice storm, rainstorm, sandstorm, snowstorm, thunderstorm, tropical storm, windstorm
: a sudden occurrence of something in large amounts爆发;迸发usually singular通常用单数often + of
see also brainstorm
: a situation in which many people are angry, upset, etc.(群情)迸发;动荡;动乱usually singular通常用单数
often + of

any port in a storm

see 1port

a storm in a teacup

: a situation in which people are very angry or upset about something that is not important茶杯里的风波;小题大做

take (something) by storm

: to quickly become very successful or popular in (a particular place) or among (a particular group)(在某地)大获成功;完全征服(某人)
: to attack and capture (a place) suddenly by using a lot of force or a large number of people(以猛烈攻击)攻占,强夺

the calm/lull before the storm

: a period of quiet that comes before a time of activity, excitement, violence, etc.暴风雨前的平静;重大活动(或动荡、动乱等)前的宁静

up a storm

used to say that something is being done with a lot of energy or enthusiasm干劲十足地;全力以赴地

weather the storm

or ride out the storm
: to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged too much渡过难关;经受住考验
2 storm /ˈstoɚm/ verb
storms; stormed; storming
2 storm
storms; stormed; storming
Learner's definition of STORM
[no object]used with it to say that a storm (sense 1) is happening暴风雨来临
: to attack (something) suddenly with a lot of force or with a large number of people突然攻击
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to go quickly and in an angry, loud way气冲冲地走
: to shout loudly and angrily怒吼;愤怒地大叫
[no object]
often + at
[+ object]
TOEFL BNC: 2871 COCA: 1656


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plural storms
often attributive
: a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning
: a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail
: wind having a speed of 64 to 72 miles (103 to 117 kilometers) per hour
: a serious disturbance of any element of nature
: a disturbed or agitated state
storms of emotion
: a sudden or violent commotion
: a heavy discharge of objects (such as missiles)
: a tumultuous outburst
a storm of protests
: a sudden heavy influx or onset
medicine : the sudden and often dangerous onset, increase, or worsening of the symptoms of a disease see also cytokine storm, thyroid storm
: a violent assault on a defended position
storms plural : storm window


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stormed; storming; storms

intransitive verb

: to blow with violence
: to rain, hail, snow, or sleet vigorously
: to attack by storm
stormed ashore at zero hour
: to be in or to exhibit a violent passion : rage
storming at the unusual delay
: to rush about or move impetuously, violently, or angrily
the mob stormed through the streets

transitive verb

: to attack, take, or win over by storm
storm a fort
by storm
: by or as if by employing a bold swift frontal movement especially with the intent of defeating or winning over quickly
took the literary world by storm
up a storm
: in a remarkable or energetic fashion
used as an intensifier
dancing up a storm


Choose the Right Synonym for storm

attack, assail, assault, bombard, storm mean to make an onslaught upon.

attack implies taking the initiative in a struggle.

plan to attack the town at dawn

assail implies attempting to break down resistance by repeated blows or shots.

assailed the enemy with artillery fire

assault suggests a direct attempt to overpower by suddenness and violence of onslaught.

commandos assaulted the building from all sides

bombard applies to attacking with bombs or shells.

bombarded the city nightly

storm implies attempting to break into a defended position.

preparing to storm the fortress

Example Sentences

Noun The sky got dark and it looked like a storm was coming. a winter storm bringing about six inches of snow Verb The mob stormed through the streets. She yelled at us and stormed off. He stormed out of the room. She stormed into the office. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
City officials said a storm packing wind gusts of 60 mph hit around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and in a news release, area service provider Mohave Electric Cooperative reported microbursts of up to 80 mph. Lacey Latch, The Arizona Republic, 8 Sep. 2022 Still, as Russian interest in the war wanes, many simply see it as a storm to be weathered before life returns to normal, the Carnegie report found. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2022 Many have blamed the events on the rampant and chaotic development in the city where lakes and storm water drains have been filled to make way for glitzy buildings and posh homes. Saritha Rai, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2022 In 2021, when a winter storm left 40,000 residents without drinking water for weeks, the city asked the state Legislature for $47 million for emergency repairs. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2022 Corps officials said the easements were needed as a precaution, in case a storm damaged private areas of the beach. Chris Kuo And Lauren Peace, Sun Sentinel, 7 Sep. 2022 The storm named Earl became the second hurricane of the 2022 Atlantic season Tuesday evening, forecast to brush by Bermuda later this week. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 7 Sep. 2022 Earl became a hurricane late Tuesday and has strengthened into a Category 2 storm in 24 hours. Leigh Morgan, al, 7 Sep. 2022 Roughly 80 percent of ocean pollution begins inland and flows through gutters, storm drains and watersheds to the coast, city officials said. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022
Their plan was to storm a dinner party attended by Britain’s leading political figures, murder the attendees and then lead a swift popular uprising to topple the government. Wsj Books Staff, WSJ, 8 Aug. 2022 Trump incited a violent, deadly mob to storm the Capitol and stop the Electoral count. San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 July 2022 This past year, the National Guard responded to storm relief needs and even helped administer COVID-19 vaccines. David Lyons, Sun Sentinel, 15 June 2022 The viral video shows Phillips' teammates storm out of the dugout and pile on top of Woodward. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 That’s what made his decision to storm the stage and assault comedian Chris Rock in the middle of Hollywood’s biggest night both uncharacteristic and deeply disturbing. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 30 Mar. 2022 And yet Democrats didn’t storm the Capitol and smash through the windows. Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2022 Now, Mayfield is chomping at the bit for a chance to storm back and hoist the Browns into first place in the AFC North. cleveland, 19 Dec. 2021 Once the trophy presentation was over, West Linn students were allowed to storm the court and celebrate with their classmates. oregonlive, 6 Nov. 2021 See More

Word History



Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German sturm storm, Old English styrian to stir

First Known Use


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of storm was before the 12th century
TOEFL BNC: 2871 COCA: 1656


1period of bad weather惡劣天氣ADJECTIVE | VERB + STORM | STORM + VERB | STORM + NOUN | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEbad, big, devastating, ferocious, fierce, great, heavy, killer (informal, especially NAmE) , major, monster
(NAmE, informal) , raging, severe, terrible, tremendous, violent惡劣的/大的/毀滅性的/兇猛的/狂暴的/嚴重的/致命的/特大的/可怕的/肆虐的/後果嚴重的/恐怖的/猛烈的/劇烈的暴風雨
perfect (figurative, especially NAmE) 十足的打擊The company was hit by a perfect storm of negative conditions that converged on it.該公司遭受了一系列不利因素互相叠加的嚴重打擊。approaching, gathering, impending即將到來的/醞釀積聚中的/迫近的暴風雨the dark clouds of an approaching storm暴風雨來臨前的烏雲freak反常的暴風雨summer, winter, etc.夏季暴風雨、冬季暴風雪等tropical熱帶風暴monsoon季風暴風雨electric, electrical, lightning, thunder (usually thunderstorm) 雷暴;雷雨hail, rain, snow, wind (usually hailstorm, etc.) 雹暴;暴風雨;暴風雪;風暴ice (especially NAmE) 冰暴dust, sand (usually sandstorm) 塵暴;沙塵暴magnetic, solar磁暴;太陽風暴VERB + STORMbe in for暴風雨即將來臨I think we're in for a storm (= going to have one).我覺得我們躲不過一場暴風雨了。brave頂着暴風雨She had to brave an ice storm to get to the interview.她不得不頂着冰暴去面試。shelter from, wait out (especially NAmE) 躲避暴風雨;等候暴風雨結束We tried to find a safe place to wait out the storm.我們設法找個安全的地方等暴風雨停止。track (especially NAmE) 追踪暴風雨We'll be tracking the storm as it makes its way across the Gulf.當暴風雨橫掃海灣時,我們將一路追踪過去。STORM + VERBhit (sth), strike (sth)暴風雨襲擊(⋯)/侵襲(⋯)It was the worst storm to hit Sri Lanka this century.這是本世紀斯里蘭卡遭受的最嚴重的一場暴風雨。Where were you when the storm struck?暴風雨襲來時你在哪兒?rage暴風雨肆虐The storm raged all night.暴風雨肆虐了整整一夜。be approaching, be brewing, be coming暴風雨將要來臨/正在醞釀/臨近A storm had been brewing all day.一場暴風雨已經醞釀一整天了。blow up, break暴風雨突然降臨The storm broke while we were on the mountain.我們在山上時,暴風雨突然降臨了。blow in, move in風暴來襲;暴風雨來臨A storm blew in off the ocean.一場風暴從海上襲來。move across, over, etc. sth, sweep across, over, etc. sth暴風雨席捲⋯、橫掃⋯等A major winter storm is moving across the country today.今天一場大規模暴風雪正席捲全國。batter sth, lash sth, ravage sth, sweep sth暴風雨拍擊⋯/抽打⋯/毀壞⋯/席捲⋯a boat battered by the storm被暴風雨毀壞的小船Winter storms swept the coasts.冬季風暴橫掃了海濱地區。abate, blow itself out, blow over, clear, clear up, pass, subside風暴減弱;風暴平息;風暴刮過去;風暴退去The storm blew over after a couple of hours.幾個小時之後,風暴平息了。last風暴持續The storm lasted for three days.風暴持續了 3 天。STORM + NOUNcloud (often figurative) 動亂的預兆In 1939 the storm clouds gathered over Europe.1939 年,戰爭的陰雲籠罩着歐洲。surge, water風暴潮;暴雨水We're forecasting 14 to 16 feet of storm surge.我們預測會有 14 到 16 英尺高的風暴潮。damage暴風雨造成的損害Insurance companies face hefty payouts for storm damage.保險公司面臨對暴風雨造成損害的巨額賠付。warning風暴警報a tropical storm warning熱帶風暴警報door, drain, window (NAmE) (防雨雪及風等的)風門,雨水道,防風窗PREPOSITIONduring a/the storm, in a/the storm在暴風雨期間;在暴風雨中PHRASESat the height of the storm在風暴最猛烈時bear the brunt of the storm, take the brunt of the storm受到暴風雨的襲擊The east coast of Florida bore the brunt of the storm.佛羅里達東海岸受到了風暴的正面侵襲。seek shelter from the storm (often figurative) , take shelter from the storm躲避暴風雨;避風頭
I took shelter from the storm in the clubhouse.我在俱樂部會所躲過了這場暴風雨。the calm before the storm (figurative) 風暴前的平靜the eye of the storm (often figurative) 風暴眼;風暴的中心


2violent display of strong feeling強烈感情的爆發ADJECTIVE | VERB + STORM | STORM + VERB | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEapproaching, coming, gathering即將到來的風潮;正在積聚的風潮a gathering storm of discontent正在積聚的不滿情緒media, political媒體/政治風暴fire (usually firestorm) (figurative, especially NAmE) 大爆發His comments brought down a firestorm of criticism.他的評論引來了一通狂轟濫炸般的批評。VERB + STORMarouse, cause, create, provoke, raise, spark, unleash引起/造成/製造/挑起/激起/引發/釋放情緒face面對風暴ride out, survive, weather安然渡過風暴The government is determined to ride out the political storm caused by its new immigration policy.政府打定主意挺過這次由新的移民政策引發的政治風暴。STORM + VERBblow up, break, erupt (all especially BrE) 風暴突起/突發/爆發A storm blew up between Britain and the US over Venezuela.在英美之間突發了一場關於委內瑞拉問題的風暴。blow over, pass風暴平息/過去The political storm had blown over at last.這場政治風暴終於平息了。PREPOSITIONamid a/the storm (especially BrE) 在風暴中The band toured Ireland amid a storm of controversy.樂隊在一片爭議浪潮中赴愛爾蘭巡迴演出。storm between⋯之間的風暴storm of⋯的風暴His comments created a storm of protest in the media.他的評論激起了媒體的一陣抗議風潮。
TOEFL BNC: 2871 COCA: 1656
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0_0: Translations of Storm
  • # n.
    瀑: storm, cataract, falls, waterfall
    暴風: storm, storm wind
    暴風雨: rainstorm, storm, tempest
    波: ripple, storm, surge, wave
    風暴: storm, windstorm
    風浪: storm, stormy waves
    龍卷風: cyclone, hurricane, storm, typhon
  • # v.
    攻陷: capture, storm
    強攻: storm

0_0: Definitions of Storm
  • # noun.
    - a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.
    - a tumultuous reaction; an uproar or controversy.
    * the book caused a storm in South America
    - a direct assault by troops on a fortified place.
  • # verb.
    - move angrily or forcefully in a specified direction.
    * she burst into tears and stormed off
    - (of troops) suddenly attack and capture (a building or other place) by means of force.
    * commandos stormed a hijacked plane early today
    - (of the weather) be violent, with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow.
    * when it stormed in the day, I shoveled the drive before Harry came home

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