1 storm /ˈstoɚm/ noun
plural storms
1 storm
plural storms
Learner's definition of STORM
: an occurrence of bad weather in which there is a lot of rain, snow, etc., and often strong winds
see also dust storm, electrical storm, electric storm, firestorm, hailstorm, ice storm, rainstorm, sandstorm, snowstorm, thunderstorm, tropical storm, windstorm
: a sudden occurrence of something in large amounts usually singular often + of
see also brainstorm
: a situation in which many people are angry, upset, etc. usually singular
often + of

any port in a storm

see 1port

a storm in a teacup

: a situation in which people are very angry or upset about something that is not important

take (something) by storm

: to quickly become very successful or popular in (a particular place) or among (a particular group)
: to attack and capture (a place) suddenly by using a lot of force or a large number of people

the calm/lull before the storm

: a period of quiet that comes before a time of activity, excitement, violence, etc.

up a storm

used to say that something is being done with a lot of energy or enthusiasm

weather the storm

or ride out the storm
: to deal with a difficult situation without being harmed or damaged too much
2 storm /ˈstoɚm/ verb
storms; stormed; storming
2 storm
storms; stormed; storming
Learner's definition of STORM
[no object] used with it to say that a storm (sense 1) is happening
: to attack (something) suddenly with a lot of force or with a large number of people
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to go quickly and in an angry, loud way
: to shout loudly and angrily
[no object]
often + at
[+ object]