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noun storm pronunciation in British English /stɔː(r)m/
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  1. 1
    [countable] an occasion when a lot of rain falls very quickly, often with very strong winds or thunder and lightning
    a storm breaks (=begins): A violent storm broke just as we reached the mountain.
    a storm is brewing (=will happen soon): There was a storm brewing on the horizon.
  2. 2
    [singular] a situation in which many people are upset or excited
    the storm over working conditions
    cause/provoke/spark a storm of something: His arrest provoked a storm of protest.
    a storm brews (=starts): Laurence is blissfully unaware of the legal storm brewing around him.



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