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



    BrE BrE//ʃaʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃaʊt//
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  1. 1  a loud cry of anger, fear, excitement, etc. angry shouts a shout of anger I heard her warning shout too late.
  2. 2(British English, informal) a person’s turn to buy drinks What are you drinking? It's my shout.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: perhaps related to shoot; compare with Old Norse skúta ‘a taunt’.Extra examples A great shout of excitement went up as she crossed the line. Give me a shout if you’d like to come with us. There were shouts of laughter from the crowd. With a shout of pain, he pulled his hand away from the hot stove. a shout of anger/​laughter/​victory We heard angry shouts coming from the apartment below.Idioms
    be in with a shout (of something/of doing something)
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    (informal) to have a good chance of winning something or of achieving something
    (informal) to tell somebody something Give me a shout when you're ready.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shout