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storm US English

A violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder, lightning, or snow

storm US Thesaurus

the coast was battered by a storm

T-storm US English

Short for thunderstorm.

ice storm US English

A storm of freezing rain that leaves a coating of ice

storm jib US English

A small heavy jib for use in a high wind

dust storm US English

A strong, turbulent wind that carries clouds of fine dust, soil, and sand over a large area

nerve storm US English

A sudden burst of neural activity thought to be responsible for epilepsy, migraine, and certain other disorders (now historical).

noise storm US English

A radio emission from the sun consisting of a succession of short bursts or pips in the megahertz range that lasts for a period of hours or days and is associated with sunspots.

pawn storm US English

An attack of pawns against a castled king.

storm beach US English

An expanse of sand or gravel thrown up on the coast by storms

storm cloud US English

A heavy, dark rain cloud

storm cone US English

(In the UK) a black conical object hoisted by coastguards as a gale warning, the number and arrangement of cones giving information about wind direction and strength

storm cuff US English

A tight-fitting inner cuff, typically an elasticized one, that prevents rain or wind from getting inside a coat

storm door US English

An additional outer door for protection in bad weather or winter

storm drain US English

Another term for storm sewer.

storm flap US English

A piece of material designed to protect an opening or fastener on a tent or coat from the effects of rain

storm glass US English

A sealed tube containing a solution whose clarity is thought to change when storms approach

storm sail US English

A sail used in stormy weather, of smaller size and stronger material than the corresponding one used in ordinary weather

storm sewer US English

A sewer built to carry away excess water in times of heavy rain

storm surge US English

A rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm

storm track US English

A course followed by cyclones or storm systems as they move across the land or sea

storm troop US English

Troops specially trained and equipped for carrying out sudden assaults, especially against enemy strongholds; specifically those of the German army during the First World War (1914–18). Compare shock troop, assault troops. Now chiefly historical.

storm-troop US English

To act or intervene as (or in the manner of) a storm troop; (more generally, of a group) to behave in an aggressive, intrusive, or brazen way.

storm water US English

Surface water in abnormal quantity resulting from heavy falls of rain or snow

meteor storm US English

A particularly intense meteor shower, especially occurring when the earth intercepts a meteor stream soon after the originating comet has passed.

perfect storm US English

A particularly violent storm arising from a rare combination of adverse meteorological factors

storm center US English

The point to which the wind blows spirally inward in a cyclonic storm

storm collar US English

A high coat collar that can be turned up and fastened

storm lantern US English

A hurricane lamp

storm petrel US English

A small seabird of the open ocean, typically having blackish plumage and a white rump, and formerly believed to be a harbinger of bad weather

storm signal US English

A lamp, flag, or other device used to give a visible warning of an approaching storm

storm-tossed US English

Exposed to or characterized by strong winds and rain

storm troops US English

another term for shock troops.

storm window US English

A window fixed outside a normal window for protection and insulation in bad weather or winter

violent storm US English

A wind of force 11 on the Beaufort scale (56-63 knots or 64-72 mph)

abortion storm US English

A spate of abortions in a herd or flock of domestic animals, typically as a result of an epidemic disease.

magnetic storm US English

A disturbance of the magnetic field of the earth (or other celestial body)

tropical storm US English

A localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force

electrical storm US English

A thunderstorm or other violent disturbance of the electrical condition of the atmosphere

geomagnetic storm US English

A worldwide major disturbance of the earth's magnetic field caused by the interaction of the earth with high-speed charged particles ejected from the sun following a solar flare.

—— up a storm US English

Perform the specified action with great enthusiasm and energy

go down a storm US English

Be enthusiastically received by an audience

any port in a storm US English

In adverse circumstances one welcomes any source of relief or escape

the eye of the storm US English

The calm region at the center of a storm

take something by storm US English

(Of troops) capture a place by a sudden and violent attack

the calm before the storm US English

A period of unusual tranquility or stability that seems likely to presage difficult times

ride something out US English

Come safely through something, especially a storm or a period of danger or difficulty

storm clouds in storm cloud US English

Used in reference to a threatening or ominous state of affairs

—— up a storm in storm US English

Perform the specified action with great enthusiasm and energy

ride something out in ride US English

Come safely through something, especially a storm or a period of danger or difficulty

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