( storms    plural & 3rd person present)   ( storming    present participle)   ( stormed    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A storm is very bad weather, with heavy rain, strong winds, and often thunder and lightning.  
...the violent storms which whipped America's East Coast.     
2       n-count   If something causes a storm, it causes an angry or excited reaction from a large number of people.  
oft N of n  
The photos caused a storm when they were first published..., ...the storm of publicity that Richard's book had generated.     
3       n-count   A stormof applause or other noise is a sudden loud amount of it made by an audience or other group of people in reaction to something.  
usu sing, usu N of n  
His speech was greeted with a storm of applause...     
4       verb   If you storminto or out of a place, you enter or leave it quickly and noisily, because you are angry.  
He stormed into an office, demanding to know where the head of department was.      V adv/prep  
5       verb   If a place that is being defended is stormed, a group of people attack it, usually in order to get inside it.  
Government buildings have been stormed and looted...      be V-ed  
The refugees decided to storm the embassy.      V n  
  storming      n-uncount   N of n  
...the storming of the Bastille.     
7    If someone or something takes a place by storm, they are extremely successful.  
take sth by storm      phrase   V inflects  
Kenya's long distance runners have taken the athletics world by storm.     
8    If someone weathers the storm, they succeed in reaching the end of a very difficult period without much harm or damage.  
weather the storm      phrase   V and N inflect  
He insists he will not resign and will weather the storm.     
    a storm in a teacup  

dust storm        ( dust storms    plural  ) A dust storm is a storm in which strong winds carry a lot of dust.      n-count  
storm cloud        ( storm clouds    plural  ) , stormcloud  
1       n-count   Storm clouds are the dark clouds which are seen before a storm.  
usu pl  
2       n-count   You can use storm clouds to refer to a sign that something very unpleasant is going to happen.  
FORMAL   usu pl  
Over the past three weeks, the storm clouds have gathered again over the government.     
storm trooper        ( storm troopers    plural  ) , stormtrooper   Storm troopers were members of a private Nazi army who were well-known for being violent.      n-count  
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais pour Apprenants  



1    blast, blizzard, cyclone, gale, gust, hurricane, squall, tempest, tornado, whirlwind  
2      (figurative)   agitation, anger, clamour, commotion, disturbance, furore, hubbub, outbreak, outburst, outcry, passion, roar, row, rumpus, stir, strife, tumult, turmoil, violence  
3    assail, assault, beset, charge, rush, take by storm  
4    assault, attack, blitz, blitzkrieg, offensive, onset, onslaught, rush  
5    bluster, complain, fly off the handle     (informal)   fume, go ballistic     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   rage, rant, rave, scold, thunder, wig out     (slang)  
6    flounce, fly, rush, stalk, stamp, stomp     (informal)  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

lamb storm n.
light snowfall during spring

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cris de mouette, signe de tempête
culture générale hurlements de mouette présagent une tempête
agir dans la colère, c'est s'embarquer durant la tempête
dans le calme, c'est une démence de provoquer la tempête
c'est être mauvais que de briser le calme pour instaurer la détresse
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
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