storm
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storm(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (weather)
a. la tormenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Meteorologists say that the storm should arrive in the area in the late afternoon.Los meteorólogos dicen que la tormenta debería llegar a la zona por la tarde.
b. la tempestad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(at sea)
The storm caused the boat to take on water.La tempestad causó que el bote se llenara de agua.
2. (wave)
a. el aluvión
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The policy change triggered a storm of protests in the city.El cambio de política provocó un aluvión de protestas en la ciudad.
3. (polemic)
a. el escándalo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
It remains to be seen whether the candidate can weather this latest storm.Está por verse si el candidato es capaz de superar este escándalo más reciente.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to attack)
a. asaltar
The rebel forces stormed the capital with no remorse.Las fuerzas rebeldes asaltaron la capital sin remordimiento.
b. tomar por asalto
The battalion stormed the enemy position during the night.El batallón tomó la posición enemiga por asalto durante la noche.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to move aggressively)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
"Someone scratched my car!" he yelled as he stormed into the office."¡Alguien rayó mi coche!" gritó al entrar furiosamente a la oficina.
The fight ended when his wife stormed out of the room.La pelea terminó cuando su esposa salió airadamente de la habitación.
6. (to speak angrily)
a. vociferar
"Just leave me alone!" she stormed."¡Déjame en paz!" vociferó.
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storm
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (bad weather)
a. la tormenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
a storm in a teacupuna tormenta en un vaso de agua
storm cloudsnubes de tormenta
storm doordoble puerta f, contrapuerta f
3. (scandal)
a. la tormenta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of insults, protest)
a. el aluvión
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (military)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to take a town/a fortress by stormtomar una ciudad/una fortaleza por asalto
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he took the audience by stormtuvo un éxito arrasador entre el público
storm troopstropas de asalto
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
7. (town, fortress)
a. asaltar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
8. (person)
a. enfurecerse
to storm at somebodyechar la bronca a alguien
to storm in/outsalir/entrar airadamente
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storm [stɔːm]
noun
1 (gen) tormenta (f); tempestad (f); (gale) vendaval (m); (hurricane) huracán (m); (Náut) borrasca (f); tormenta (f)
to brave the storm aguantar la tempestad
to ride out a storm capear un temporal; hacer frente a un temporal
2 (uproar) escándalo (m); bronca (f)
there was a political storm hubo un gran revuelo político; it caused an international storm levantó una polvareda internacional; a storm of abuse un torrente de injurias; a storm of applause una salva de aplausos; a storm of criticism un aluvión or vendaval de críticas
a storm of protest
a storm in a teacup (Britain) una tormenta or tempestad en un vaso de agua
3
to take by storm: to take a town by storm (Mil) tomar una ciudad por asalto; the play took Paris by storm la obra cautivó a todo París
transitive verb
(Mil) asaltar; tomar por asalto
angry ratepayers stormed the town hall los contribuyentes enfurecidos asaltaron or invadieron el ayuntamiento
intransitive verb
1 (move angrily)
he came storming into my office entró en mi despacho echando pestes; he stormed out of the meeting salió de la reunión como un huracán
2 (speak angrily) bramar; vociferar
"you're fired!" he stormed —¡quedá despedido! —bramó or vociferó; to storm at sb tronar contra algn; enfurecerse con algn; he stormed on for an hour about the government pasó una hora lanzando improperios contra el gobierno
modifier
storm centre storm center (US) (n) centro (m) de la tempestad; foco (m) de los disturbios; centro (m) de la agitación
storm cloud (n) nubarrón (m)
storm door (n) contrapuerta (f)
storm signal (n) señal (f) de temporal
storm trooper (n) (Mil) guardia (m) de asalto
storm troops (n) (Mil) tropas (f) de asalto; guardia (f) de asalto
storm window (n) contraventana (f)
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