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storm

(Barrage), noun assault, attack, battle, blast, blitz, blitzkrieg, blizzard, bombardment, clash, combat, commotion, conflict, confusion, disquiet, embroilment, eruption, excitement, explosion, fight, flare-up, imbroglio, melee, mutiny, outbreak, outburst, revolt, revolution, skirmish, stir, struggle, tempest, tumult, turbulence, turmoil, unrest, upheaval, uprising
Associated concepts: damage, flood damage

storm

(Rain), noun blizzard, cloudburst, cyclone, downpour, endless rain, gale, hailstorm, heavy showers, heavy winds, hurricane, moisture, precipitation, rainstorm, sheets of rain, snowstorm, storming, stormy winds, tempest, thundershower, thunderstorm, tornado, torrent, tropical rains, tropical storm, turbulence, twister, typhoon, whirlwind
Associated concepts: cyber storm, storm models, storm predicting, storm victims, storm water
See also: assail, assault, attack, barrage, bluster, cataclysm, commotion, demonstrate, furor, incursion, onset, pandemonium, passion, protest, strike, turmoil
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It's a long way removed from the World Cup arena that Jonah took by storm last year, but the giant New Zealand wing has already told his brother to make his own way in the world.
IT WAS tagged by American wags as the British Invasion, a musical and cultural onslaught in the early 1960s lead by Liverpool's very own Beatles who took by storm the land whose show business razzmatazz had held the world in thrall for decades.
It might seem,on reflection, a rather strange vehicle for the woman who founded the anarchic outfit Fascinating Aida with Dillie Keane,and with Lizzie Richardson completing the trio, took by storm festivals, theatres and television audiences across Britain.