Definition of shout verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    shout

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʃaʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃaʊt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shout
    BrE BrE//ʃaʊt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃaʊt//
     
    he / she / it shouts
    BrE BrE//ʃaʊts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃaʊts//
     
    past simple shouted
    BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊtɪd//
     
    past participle shouted
    BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊtɪd//
     
    -ing form shouting
    BrE BrE//ˈʃaʊtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃaʊtɪŋ//
     
    Dining out
     
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  1. 1  [intransitive, transitive] to say something in a loud voice; to speak loudly/angrily to somebody Stop shouting and listen! shout for something I shouted for help but nobody came. shout at somebody Then he started shouting and swearing at her. shout at somebody to do something She shouted at him to shut the gate. shout something (at/to somebody) to shout abuse/encouragement/orders shout that… He shouted that he couldn't swim. shout yourself + adj. She shouted herself hoarse, cheering on the team. + speech ‘Run!’ he shouted. Synonymsshoutyell cry scream cheer bellow raise your voiceThese words all mean to say something in a very loud voice.shout to say something in a loud voice; to speak loudly and often angrily to somebody:Stop shouting and listen! ‘Run!’ he shouted.yell to shout loudly, for example because you are angry, excited, frightened or in pain:She yelled at the boy to get down from the wall.cry (rather formal or literary) to shout loudly:She ran over to the window and cried for help.scream to shout something in a loud high voice because you are afraid, angry or excited:He screamed at me to stop.cheer (especially of a crowd of people) to shout loudly to show support or praise for somebody, or to give them encouragement:We all cheered as the team came onto the field.bellow to shout in a loud deep voice, especially because you are angry:‘Quiet!’ the teacher bellowed.raise your voice to speak loudly to somebody, especially because you are angry:She never once raised her voice to us.Patterns to shout/​yell/​cry/​raise your voice to somebody to shout/​yell/​scream/​bellow at somebody to shout/​yell/​cry out/​scream/​bellow in pain/​anguish/​rage, etc. to shout/​cry out/​scream for joy/​excitement/​delight, etc. to shout/​yell/​cry out/​scream with excitement/​triumph, etc. to shout/​yell/​scream/​bellow at somebody to do something to shout/​yell/​scream abuse to shout/​yell/​cry/​scream for help
  2. 2  [intransitive] shout (out) to make a loud noise She shouted out in pain when she tried to move her leg.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] (Australian English, New Zealand English) to buy drinks or food for somebody in a bar, restaurant, etc. I'll shout—what are you drinking? shout (somebody) something Who's going to shout me a drink? See related entries: Dining out
  4. Word Origin late Middle English: perhaps related to shoot; compare with Old Norse skúta ‘a taunt’.Extra examples ‘Go on then!’ he shouted back at them. ‘I’m done for!’ he shouted aloud. Emily shouted over the din of the alarms. He found he was almost shouting. He opened his mouth to shout, but no sound came out. He shouted to the driver to stop. I could hear him shouting down the telephone. If they shout at you, shout back! Jorge shouted up to her. The crowd shouted back in unison. There’s no need to shout at me! They were surrounded by people shouting and screaming. We had to shout above the noise of the engines. We shouted after him, but he couldn’t hear us. We shouted for help. What were they shouting about? to shout in anger/​frustration/​pain to shout with delight/​glee/​joy ‘Just you wait!’ she shouted furiously. ‘Run’ he shouted. He shouted that he couldn’t swim. He started shouting and swearing at her. His mother shouted encouragement from the sidelines. I shouted for help but no one came. Protesters threw stones and shouted abuse at the Senator. She shouted out in pain. Phrasal Verbsshout somebodydownshout somethingout
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