take by storm


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take someone or something by storm

 
1. Fig. to conquer someone or something in a fury. The army took city after city by storm. They crashed in and took the general by storm.
2. Fig. to succeed overwhelmingly with someone, some place, or a group. The singing star took the audience in each town by storm. The star took the critics by storm.
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take somebody/something by storm

to be suddenly and extremely successful The Beatles took the US by storm in the early 1960s.
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take somebody/something by storm

to suddenly be very successful in a particular place or with a particular group of people Today we're interviewing the 20-year-old fashion designer who has taken Paris by storm.
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take by storm

Make a vivid impression on, quickly win popular acclaim or renown, as in The new rock group took the town by storm. This usage transfers the original military meaning of the phrase, "assault in a violent attack," to more peaceful endeavors. [Mid-1800s]
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take by storm

To captivate completely: a new play that took New York City by storm.
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