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verb     shout pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshouting
past tenseshouted
past participleshouted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive]Sound effect to say something in a loud voice

    Stop!’ he shouted.

    shout at the top of your voice (=as loudly as you can):

    ‘I want to go now,’ Danny shouted at the top of his voice.

    1. a.
      to use a loud voice when you want someone far away to hear you
      shout to someone:

      We shouted across to the driver to tell him to switch off the engine.

    2. b.
      to use a loud voice when you are angry
      shout at someone/something:

      Donna shouted at the men furiously.

      shout insults/abuse (at someone):

      As she left the court, she shouted insults at the police.

      scream and shout (at someone/something):

      Some of the patients were screaming and shouting at the nurses.

    3. c.
      to make a sudden loud noise because you are afraid or are feeling pain

      A man in the next bed was shouting wildly in pain.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] British to show that you are happy or proud of something
    shout about:

    Failing your French exam is nothing to shout about.

    He’s clearly not afraid to shout about his achievements.

  3. 3
    [transitive] Australian spoken to offer to buy something for someone, especially food or drink
    shout someone something:

    I’ll shout you lunch.

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