storm

[ stawrm ]
/ stɔrm /

noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

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Idioms for storm

    storm in a teacup. teacup(def 3).

Origin of storm

before 900; (noun) Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch storm, German Sturm, Old Norse stormr; (v.) Middle English stormen, derivative of the noun (compare obsolete sturme, Middle English sturmen, Old English styrman, denominative v. from the same Germanic base as storm); akin to stir1

OTHER WORDS FROM storm

storm·like, adjectiveout·storm, verb (used with object)un·stormed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for storming (1 of 2)

storming
/ (ˈstɔːmɪŋ) /

adjective

informal characterized by or displaying dynamism, speed, and energya storming performance

British Dictionary definitions for storming (2 of 2)

storm
/ (stɔːm) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of storm

stormlike, adjective

Word Origin for storm

Old English, related to Old Norse stormr, German Sturm; see stir 1
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Medical definitions for storming

storm
[ stôrm ]

n.

An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease.
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Scientific definitions for storming

storm
[ stôrm ]

A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.
A wind with a speed from 103 to 117 km (64 to 73 mi) per hour, rating 11 on the Beaufort scale.
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Idioms and Phrases with storming

storm

see any port in a storm; kick up a fuss (storm); ride out (the storm); take by storm; weather the storm.

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