Share this entry

Share this page


Pronunciation: /stɔːrm; stɔːm/

Translation of storm in Spanish:


  • 1 [Meteorol] tormenta (feminine) a storm at sea una tempestad, un temporal let's try to get home before the storm breaks intentemos llegar a casa antes de que se desate or se desencadene la tormenta a storm in a teacup (British English/inglés británico) una tormenta en un vaso de agua to take sth by storm tomar algo por asalto, asaltar algo she took New York's audiences by storm cautivó al público neoyorquino, tuvo un éxito clamoroso en Nueva York to weather o ride (out) the storm capear el temporal
    Example sentences
    • These kinds of storms can produce rain, hail snow, thunder and lightning.
    • Hampshire was battered by high-speed winds and heavy rain yesterday as violent storms hit the county.
    • The storms also brought strong winds and frequent lightning, we are told.
    Example sentences
    • The whole storm system may be up to 10 miles high and on average 500 miles wide.
    • The storm system is still causing flash floods along the Atlantic coast.
    • A storm system late last week brought welcome precipitation and limited relief to north central and northeast Nebraska, often with 2-4 inches of rain.
    Example sentences
    • Elsewhere in the county, fire crews had a relatively quiet weekend despite the storm force winds.
    • As the storm force winds abated late on Thursday evening conditions did improve in most areas.
    • In the early part of the month the Co. Down coast was battered by one of the worst storms for a number of years with easterly winds gusting up to severe storm force 11.
  • 2 (of abuse) torrente (masculine); (of protest) ola (feminine), tempestad (feminine); (uproar) escándalo (masculine), revuelo (masculine) a new storm broke estalló un nuevo escándalo, se volvió a armar un revuelo his fifth novel was launched in a storm of publicity su quinta novela fue lanzada con mucha alharaca or con gran despliegue publicitario
    Example sentences
    • This was my first exposure to the raging storm of the creation-day controversy.
    • However, a new poll suggests that the 39-year-old's public appeal has not been affected by the storm over drugs.
    • Closer to home, the Irish Times, once the stately ship of Irish journalism, continues to be battered by storms and controversy.
    Example sentences
    • When Dylan himself decided to make the transition from folk hero to electric messiah, he found himself at the centre of a storm of protest.
    • After a storm of protest, the conservation group agreed to talk to animal welfare groups to see if there was a way to save both hedgehogs and birds.
    • The proposals for extra drinking time were met with a storm of protest from neighbours who said it would fuel late-night noise.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1 1.1 (move violently) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) troops stormed into the country las tropas marcharon sobre el país she stormed into the office irrumpió en la oficina, entró en la oficina como un vendaval furious, he stormed out of the meeting abandonó la reunión furioso the crowd stormed through the gates la multitud se precipitó por la verja 1.2 (blow violently) [wind] soplar con fuerza
  • 2 (express anger) despotricar*, vociferar he stormed at the manager le dijo de todo al gerente she stormed at o over the delay se puso furiosa por el retraso

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (attack, capture) [city/fortress] tomar por asalto, asaltar; [house] irrumpir en
  • 2 (say angrily) bramar this is outrageous, she stormed —esto es un escándalo —bramó

Definition of storm in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cal
lime …
Cultural fact of the day

Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.