- 1 [no object] (Of a person) utter a loud cry, typically as an expression of a strong emotion: she shouted for joyMore example sentences
- She had shouted so loud in his face that Troy jumped startled and lost his grip on the beaker.
- Simply because she can shout louder than Kelvin Ramnath does not mean that she makes sense.
- Sarah shouted as loud as she could so that she could be heard over the other members of the welcoming party for the boat.
- 1.1 [reporting verb] Say something very loudly: [with object]: he leant out of his window and shouted abuse at them I shouted out a warning [with direct speech]: ‘Come back!’ she shoutedMore example sentences
- A female friend Ms Owen shouted out in court that the decision to adjourn the hearing was ‘cruel.’
- Allegedly she turns when her name is shouted out.
- After one of his typically brilliant campaign speeches, someone shouted out to Stevenson from the crowd that he had the votes of all thinking Americans.
- 1.2 (shout at) Speak loudly and angrily to: he apologized because he had shouted at her in front of them allMore example sentences
- The officer said he complained about the way he had been shouted at and spoken to by a senior officer.
- So, predictably, the huddled masses of Bradford get ignored while those who claim to speak for them shout at each other.
- He shouted at her, angrily kicking the ground.
- 1.3 [with object] (shout someone down) Prevent someone from speaking or being heard by shouting: he was shouted down as he tried to explain the decisionMore example sentences
- At least we know how to put our money where our mouth is by standing up and shouting you down.
- So it's not good enough for us to sit back in Westminster and simply try to shout them down.
- We are not going to let those who disagree with us shout us down under a banner of false patriotism.
- 2 [with two objects] Australian /NZ • informal Treat (someone) to (something, especially a drink): I’ll shout you a beerMore example sentences
- The pub was pretty full, but Bryan had his guys let me through and then shouted me a drink (which was rather nice of him).
- He'll happily let you shout him a drink and not return the favour, for example.
- To make amends I shouted him a double absinthe, and ordered two shandies for Irigaray and Virilio.
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- 1A loud cry expressing a strong emotion or calling attention: his words were interrupted by warning shoutsMore example sentences
- She gave out a strong shout, much louder than she intended to.
- The superior officer clapped his hands and called for attention with a loud shout, which echoed throughout the hold.
- Loud shouts, yells, and laughs ran from the tavern and out onto the street, disturbing the town's late night silence.
all over bar the shouting
- British • informal (Of a contest) almost finished and therefore virtually decided: to suggest that it is all over bar the shouting would be prematureMore example sentences
- Reduced to four for 13, it was all over bar the shouting as early as the seventh over.
- Paul Newsome got United's third with a penalty of their own but the game by then was all over bar the shouting.
- As early as the halfway stage it was all over bar the shouting with the newly crowned champions in total and impressive command.
give someone a shout
- • informal Call on or get in touch with someone: when you’re passing back, give me a shoutMore example sentences
- Everything should be back to normal now but if it's not then please give us a shout.
- If you know anything about this development, give me a shout at the address below!
- She wanted me to promote her CD in Canada, so give me a shout if you want to hear some good Swahili tunes.
in with a shout
- • informal Having a good chance: they were definitely in with a shout of bringing off a victoryMore example sentences
- Currie were still in with a shout but their best chance failed when Ramon took a marginally forward pass from Halbert before crossing the line.
- Militis has a better chance in the 200m backstroke but both swimmers should be in with a shout of the finals, and from that point anything can happen.
- Pearce still thinks others have better credentials, but now that it is apparent that he really is in with a shout, he is not about to jeopardise his chances by ruling himself out.
- Talk openly about something personal or secret: he had kept quiet about his love when he’d wanted to shout it from the rooftopsMore example sentences
- So if you are proud of your city then there is a chance to shout it from the rooftops!
- He may not shout it from the rooftops, but he is incredibly passionate about his rugby.
- Unionist politicians should be shouting their disgust from the rooftops too.
shout the odds
- Talk in a loud and opinionated way: she could have done a bit of homework before shouting the oddsMore example sentences
- This direct approach is far healthier than acting like a martyr or shouting the odds.
- Perhaps rather than shouting the odds, we should be willing to help and encourage those who want to quit.
- Bravado is all very well, but when it costs you a place in history, it's worth thinking twice before you shout the odds to all and sundry.
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- Anyway, the shouters and screamers lose their impact after a while.
- After 10 minutes or so, he decided to respond, telling the audience he would be happy to deal with the shouters directly.
- The father ‘was a shouter, not a drunk,’ said one neighbour.
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- As was perceived to be the cool and ‘in’ thing of the early 1990's, the theme tune to Bucky O'Hare is a shouty, attitude filled, rap.
- Kekaula has the perfect rock and roll voice and the rest of the band contribute old-fashioned bored shouty backing vocals on top of their instrument-playing duties.
- People, it seems, are coming to their senses and just don't want to see terrible shouty programmes.