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Idiom Take by storm definition with examples

Idiom TAKE BY STORM
(Achanak hamla krna)
Meanings: To attack (on something) at a time.
Usage: Our army took the enemy by storm.

The main word used in this idiom is:

storm
[stawrm]
noun
1.
a disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere, manifesting itself by winds of unusual force or direction, often accompanied by rain, snow, hail, thunder, and lightning, or flying sand or dust.
2.
a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail, or a violent outbreak of thunder and lightning, unaccompanied by strong winds.
3.
Also called violent storm. Meteorology. a wind of 64–72 miles per hour (29–32 m/sec).
4.
a violent military assault on a fortified place, strong position, or the like.
5.
a heavy or sudden volley or discharge:
a storm of criticism; a storm of bullets.
6.
a violent disturbance of affairs, as a civil, political, social, or domestic commotion.
7.
a violent outburst or outbreak of expression:
a storm of applause.
8.
Informal. storm window.
verb (used without object)
9.
(of the wind or weather) to blow with unusual force, or to rain, snow, hail, etc., especially with violence (usually used impersonally with it as subject):
It stormed all day.
10.
to rage or complain with violence or fury:
He stormed angrily at me.
11.
to deliver a violent attack or fire, as with artillery:
The troops stormed against the garrison.
12.
to rush to an assault or attack:
The tanks stormed towards the city.
13.
to rush angrily:
to storm out of a room.
verb (used with object)
14.
to subject to or as if to a storm:
The salesman stormed them with offers.
15.
to utter or say with angry vehemence:
The strikers stormed their demands.
16.
to attack or assault (persons, places, or things):
to storm a fortress.

Examples from the web for storm
  • The storm is conjured by prospero as his enemies near the isle.
  • The tale of a storm and snow is false the day was calm and mild.
  • Instead of curving out to sea, the storm looped westward into the gulf of st.
  • The fleet was caught in a storm, and the sea venture was separated and began to flounder.
  • The present writer is familiar with these waters in both storm and calm.
  • One day, after a violent storm, it was announced that he was dead.
  • His ships next sustained more damage in a storm off the coast of cuba.
  • Hundreds of civilians were killed during operation storm, according to the bbc.

Word Origin and History for storm
n.
Old English storm, from Proto-Germanic *sturmaz (cf. Old Norse stormr, Old Saxon, Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Dutch storm, Old High German and German sturm). Old French estour "onset, tumult," Italian stormo are Germanic loan-words. Figurative (non-meteorological) sense was in late Old English.

Storm-door first recorded 1878; storm-water is from 1879; storm-window is attested from 1824. Storm surge attested from 1929.
v.
of the wind, "to rage, be violent," c.1400, from storm (n.). Military sense (1640s) first used by Oliver Cromwell. Related: Stormed; storming.

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