Translation of storm in Spanish:


tormenta, n.

Pronunciation /stɔrm/ /stɔːm/

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    tormenta feminine
    a storm at sea una tempestad
    • let's try to get home before the storm breaks intentemos llegar a casa antes de que se desate / se desencadene la tormenta
    • to take sth by storm tomar algo por asalto
    • she took New York's audiences by storm cautivó al público neoyorquino
    • These kinds of storms can produce rain, hail snow, thunder and lightning.
    • Hampshire was battered by high-speed winds and heavy rain yesterday as violent storms hit the county.
    • The storms also brought strong winds and frequent lightning, we are told.
    • He also had an uncanny feel for the weather and many times accurately predicted a day of storms, especially violent thunderstorms and tornadoes.
    • Yesterday France was battered by storms and strong winds.
    • About an hour after my arrival the storm arrived with rain, lightning and thunder.
    • The middle part of the month saw an increase in the number of storms and some very strong winds.
    • But the storm's winds and rain are still pretty much pounding that area.
    • He was standing in the middle of a storm; rain and wind battering his body.
    • It was pitch black outside, and the ground was dry and cracked, as if the storm had produced lightning but no rain.
    • Over the past week lightning storms and heavy rain have caused a lot of problems, especially with holidaymakers and visitors.
    • However, I can already hear the thunder and lightning unleashing the fierce storm of the year.
    • The recent thunder and lightning storm was the worst of its kind seen in the area for many years.
    • In addition, there are strong winds and heavy storms in the region, particularly during winter.
    • As well as bringing milder winters and hotter summers, warmer weather could trigger more rain, fiercer winds and more frequent storms.
    • This can lead to heavy and prolonged rain or storms in these areas, and possible flash flooding.
    • For winemakers in the Rhone, 2002 was a disastrous year, with violent storms and huge rainfall during the harvest.
    • The storm's winds were strong enough to uproot trees and to knock people off their feet.
    • The weather is unpredictable, with violent gales and storms having resulted in countless shipping casualties over the years, continuing right up to the present.
    • The night was getting darker and the rain harder, and no car went by, the storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.
  • 2

    (of abuse) torrente masculine
    (of protest) ola feminine
    (of protest) tempestad feminine
    (uproar) escándalo masculine
    (uproar) revuelo masculine
    a new storm broke estalló un nuevo escándalo
    • his fifth novel was launched in a storm of publicity su quinta novela fue lanzada con mucha alharaca / con gran despliegue publicitario
    • This was my first exposure to the raging storm of the creation-day controversy.
    • However, a new poll suggests that the 39-year-old's public appeal has not been affected by the storm over drugs.
    • Closer to home, the Irish Times, once the stately ship of Irish journalism, continues to be battered by storms and controversy.
    • Tim should also see his way through to retirement, despite the storm engulfing the drugs industry.
    • At the center of the storm, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is facing a new round of scrutiny over warnings that went unheeded.
    • We'll talk to the journalist at the center of the storm, David Wright.
    • The reality right now is that if you try the second project first, you may find yourself at the center of a furious storm.
    • But the man at the center of the storm sits calmly in his office just a few doors down from the president's, playing down reports of a rift.
    • He created a storm of sorts in the 1966 autumn-winter collection when he had his women models in tuxedos, absolutely unheard of till then.
    • When Dylan himself decided to make the transition from folk hero to electric messiah, he found himself at the centre of a storm of protest.
    • After a storm of protest, the conservation group agreed to talk to animal welfare groups to see if there was a way to save both hedgehogs and birds.
    • The proposals for extra drinking time were met with a storm of protest from neighbours who said it would fuel late-night noise.
    • The news caused a storm of protest, particularly from rail unions.
    • The remarks led to a storm of protest, but Connell refused to back down.
    • A storm of protest blew up after council officials released critical figures just hours before a crunch meeting.
    • Despite the heavy secrecy imposed on this radical program, a storm of opposition will be hard to avoid.
    • But he has provoked a storm of opposition from islanders, politicians and mountaineers, who dispute his right to put such a national treasure on the market.
    • Vancouverites wage a private war against Torontonians in a storm of jealousy and rivalry of which Toronto is completely unaware.
    • Naturally, the governor's comments raised a storm of criticism, especially from those groups representing ethnic Koreans.
    • It is heavily laced with tension, drama and passion, as all three characters collide in a storm of passion, revenge and ultimately tragedy.
    • When radio jockeys aired a hitherto-unknown singer, little did they know that his voice would raise a storm of appreciation.
    • The scheme was set for the go-ahead on Thursday but councillors decided to defer it for a site visit following a storm of objections from villagers.
    • They toured extensively, creating a storm of enthusiasm at packed venues and festivals across America, Canada, Europe and Australia.
    • Looking more like a documentary than a typical TV drama, the films provoked a storm of outrage.
    • Last night, his comments prompted a storm of criticism from the sporting world, including football.
    • This was reported in the newspapers and aroused a storm of public criticism.
    • Plans for a hotel in the heart of Sheffield seem likely to be rubber-stamped despite a storm of opposition.
    • When she released her first album in 1994, a storm of controversy erupted.
    • Howard's remarks set off a storm of controversy.

intransitive verb

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    • 1.1(move violently)

      troops stormed into the country las tropas marcharon sobre el país
      • she stormed into the office irrumpió en la oficina
      • furious, he stormed out of the meeting abandonó la reunión furioso
      • the crowd stormed through the gates la multitud se precipitó por la verja
      • They promptly blamed each other for driving him away, and stormed off in opposite directions in the vain hope of finding their way back to the palace.
      • At last, Cora and Arlan broke away and stormed off in opposite directions.
      • He then turned on his heel and stormed off in the direction of the cucumber sandwiches.
      • With those words he stormed off in the direction of Brad but I don't think it was to go after him.
      • She whirled around and stormed off in the direction of Mindy's house.
      • Sandrine glared angrily at Alex before storming off in the opposite direction.
      • I wanted to use that look on him myself; what kind of guy leaves his unstable, crying girlfriend in a party full of strangers and doesn't even follow her when she storms out in tears?
      • Celia burst into tears and stormed off into the distance.
      • Andrea stormed out, tears and sobs could be heard from outside.
      • My eyes filled with tears as I stormed down the hall to my room.
      • About that time, Taylor stormed into the room, tears filling her eyes.
      • Em's eyes brimmed with tears and she stormed out of the room.
      • Eventually Nicole got the idea and stormed off, tears rolling down her face.
      • She hurled it at him forcefully before storming out of his room.
      • She storms over while I'm talking to the customer and say she wants to see me when I'm done.
      • She grabbed a cup of punch and stormed angrily over to Liam.
      • Later she stormed angrily into the room and snapped at James to leave.
      • He stormed away and angrily made the latte, spilling most of the ingredients all over his hands and the counter.
      • Sophie flung her scarf and coat in frustration across the hall and stormed angrily upstairs to change her soaked jeans.
      • The conversation deteriorated into calling each other daft names and I moved to storm out of his office with one final remark.

    • 1.2(blow violently)

      (wind) soplar con fuerza
      • It was practically dark as we prepared to put the sign onto the posts when a strong wind stormed through bringing an icy rain and hail with it.
      • He often provided a roof over my head when it stormed or the snow was deep outside.
      • That night it stormed again and in the morning they set out through the driving rain, though the thunder and lightning had stopped.
      • It was raining, storming really, the perfect weather (in my opinion).
      • But Lette still liked to sleep in my room sometimes, when it stormed and we lost power, or after we saw scary movies.
      • If it stormed, we would not find solace under the lonely, stunted bristle-cone pines.
      • This all seems so much more comforting on a grey monsoon day with the wind storming outside and the Mumbai streets in flood.
      • It was storming, lightning flashed across the sky.
      • Right at this moment wind is storming, windows are rattling, tree branches are creaking, and leaves are quivering.
      • It was storming, the rain was making horrible sounds against the window.
      • It was storming that January night in Waterloo, Ontario.

  • 2

    (express anger)
    he stormed at the manager le dijo de todo al gerente
    • she stormed at / over the delay se puso furiosa por el retraso

transitive verb

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    (attack, capture)
    (city/fortress) tomar por asalto
    (city/fortress) asaltar
    (house) irrumpir en
    • The siege finally ended the following day when troops stormed the building.
    • When troops stormed the building, 129 hostages and 41 guerrillas were killed.
    • With the help of military deserters, they stormed the prison and forced its surrender, massacring the commander who had fired on them early in the attack.
    • The town was bombed, and stormed by troops who were prepared to fire on anything that moved.
    • The statement from the army said troops would not storm the radio station because they did not want to spark any violence.
    • In an attempt to restore control, British troops stormed the headquarters of the movement.
    • Eight days later US special forces stormed the hospital, capturing the ‘dramatic’ events on a night vision camera.
    • Hundreds of children and adults fled when commandos stormed the building.
    • Some reports say shooting broke out after a bomb taped to a ceiling inside the school went off accidentally, prompting troops to storm the building.
    • The beginnings of civil war would later be dated to 5 April 1264, when Henry III's army stormed Northampton.
    • Eventually police commandos stormed the house after breaking the walls and the roof of one of the rooms.
    • Thai commandos stormed the hospital and killed all nine hostage-takers.
    • It wasn't until after the plane landed and was stormed by Indian commandos that the hoax was discovered.
    • On 21 November 1739 his forces stormed the fortress of Portobello in Panama.
    • They stormed and occupied the beach, but the cost was considerable.
    • Communist Viet Cong stormed the front gates on April 30, 1975, officially putting an end to nearly 30 years of war.
    • About 15,000 Canadians stormed the beaches that day, with 350 losing their lives and hundreds more wounded.
    • Although there was stout opposition, the king's men stormed the town and history records that they used the alleyways to reach the town centre where there was some stiff fighting.
    • This is an event meant to honour the Americans, British and Canadians who stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate France and Europe from the German yoke.
    • When the Vistula line was stormed in January 1945, there were no fewer than 6.7 million men in the Soviet forces between the Baltic and the Adriatic.
  • 2

    (say angrily)
    this is outrageous, she stormed —esto es un escándalo —bramó