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storm British & World English

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

storm jib British & World English

A small heavy jib for use in a high wind

ice storm British & World English

A storm of freezing rain that leaves a coating of ice

dust storm British & World English

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

storm beach British & World English

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

storm cloud British & World English

A heavy, dark rain cloud

storm cone British & World 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 British & World English

A tight-fitting inner cuff which prevents rain or wind from getting inside a coat

storm door British & World English

An additional outer door for protection in bad weather or winter

storm drain British & World English

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

storm flap British & World English

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

storm glass British & World English

A sealed tube containing a liquid, the clarity of which was thought to change when storms approach

storm sail British & World English

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

storm sewer British & World English

US term for storm drain.

storm surge British & World English

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

storm water British & World English

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

perfect storm British & World English

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

—— up a storm in storm British & World English

Perform the specified action with great enthusiasm and energy

storm centre British & World English

The central point around which controversy or trouble happens

storm collar British & World English

A high coat collar that can be turned up and fastened

storm lantern British & World English

A hurricane lamp

storm petrel British & World 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 British & World English

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

storm-tossed British & World English

Exposed to or characterized by strong winds and rain

storm troops British & World English

another term for shock troops.

storm window British & World English

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

violent storm British & World English

A wind of force 11 on the Beaufort scale (56-63 knots or 103–117 km/h)

magnetic storm British & World English

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

tropical storm British & World English

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

electrical storm British & World English

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

ride something out in ride British & World English

Come safely through a dangerous or difficult situation

—— up a storm British & World English

Perform the specified action with great enthusiasm and energy

go down a storm in storm British & World English

Be enthusiastically received by an audience

take something by storm in storm British & World English

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

go down a storm British & World English

Be enthusiastically received by an audience

any port in a storm in port1 British & World English

In adverse circumstances one welcomes any source of relief or escape

any port in a storm British & World English

In adverse circumstances one welcomes any source of relief or escape

a storm in a teacup in storm British & World English

Great outrage or excitement about a trivial matter

a storm in a teacup British & World English

Great outrage or excitement about a trivial matter

take something by storm British & World English

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

ride something out British & World English

Come safely through a dangerous or difficult situation

the lull before the storm in storm British & World English

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

the lull before the storm British & World English

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

shitstorm British & World English

A situation marked by violent controversy

storm clouds in storm cloud British & World English

Used in reference to a threatening or ominous state of affairs

storm system in storm British & World English

An intense low-pressure weather system; a cyclone

stormbound British & World English

Prevented by storms from starting or continuing a journey

storm sewer in storm drain British & World English

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

Storm Troops in storm troops British & World English

The Nazi political militia; the Brownshirts


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