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shout

[shout] /ʃaʊt/
verb (used without object)
1.
to call or cry out loudly and vigorously.
2.
to speak or laugh noisily or unrestrainedly.
verb (used with object)
3.
to utter or yell (something) loudly.
4.
Australian. to treat (another) to a drink, meal, amusement, or the like.
noun
5.
a loud call or cry:
He gave a shout for help.
6.
a sudden loud outburst, as of laughter.
7.
the act of calling or crying out loudly.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English shoute (noun), shouten (v.); compare Old Norse skūta to scold, chide, skūti, skūta a taunt; akin to shoot
Related forms
shouter, noun
half-shouted, adjective
unshouted, adjective
unshouting, adjective
Synonyms
1. yell, vociferate, exclaim. See cry.
Antonyms
1. whisper.
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British Dictionary definitions for un shouting

shout

/ʃaʊt/
noun
1.
a loud cry, esp to convey emotion or a command
2.
(informal, Brit & Austral, NZ)
  1. a round, esp of drinks
  2. one's turn to buy a round of drinks
3.
(informal) a greeting (to family, friends, etc) sent to a radio station for broadcasting
4.
(informal) an occasion on which the members of an emergency service are called out on duty
verb
5.
to utter (something) in a loud cry; yell
6.
(intransitive) to make a loud noise
7.
(transitive) (Austral & NZ, informal) to treat (someone) to (something), esp a drink
Derived Forms
shouter, noun
Word Origin
C14: probably from Old Norse skūta taunt; related to Old Norse skjōta to shoot
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Word Origin and History for un shouting

shout

v.

c.1300, schowten "to call or cry out loudly," of unknown origin; perhaps from the root of shoot (v.) on the notion of "throw the voice out loudly," or related to Old Norse skuta "a taunt" (cf. scout (v.2)). Related: Shouted; shouting.

n.

late 14c., from shout (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for un shouting

should have stood in bed, one

sentence

This has been a complete disaster or a waste of time, and one should not have bothered to get up in the morning (1940s+)


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