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yell silently

To think angry thoughts without verbalizing them. Bill knew he couldn't talk back to Mrs. Miller, so instead he yelled silently in his head as she reprimanded him.
See also: yell

scream bloody murder

 and yell bloody murder
Fig. to complain bitterly; to complain unduly. When we put him in an office without a window, he screamed bloody murder. There is something wrong next door. Everyone is yelling bloody murder.
See also: bloody, murder, scream

yell at someone or something

to shout at someone or something, usually in anger. Please don't yell at me. There is no point in yelling at a cat.
See also: yell

yell one's head off

 and yell one's guts out 
1. Fig. to yell loud and long. I was yelling my head off at the football game. Stop yelling your guts out and listen to me.
2. Fig. to complain bitterly and loudly. Some lady is yelling her head off about shoddy workmanship out in the lobby. I yell my guts out about bad service when I get bad service!
See also: head, off, yell

yell out

to cry out; to shout loudly. The pain caused the child to yell out. I yelled out, but no one heard me.
See also: out, yell

yell something at someone or something

to shout something at someone or something, usually in anger. Please don't yell those things at me. He stood on the porch, yelling curses at a dog on his lawn.
See also: yell

yell something out (at someone or something)

to shout something loudly at someone or something. The dictator yelled curses out at the troops. The director yelled out his disgust at the cast of the play.
See also: out, yell

scream bloody murder

to shout or to complain very loudly Sometimes the baby screams bloody murder when we give her a bath. I'm so frustrated with the telephone company, I want to scream bloody murder.
Usage notes: sometimes holler bloody murder and yell bloody murder, with the same meaning
See also: bloody, murder, scream

scream bloody murder

Angrily protest as loudly as possible, as in When Jimmy took her teddy bear, Lauren screamed bloody murder, or Residents are screaming bloody murder about the increase in property taxes. The scream here may be either literal (as in the first example) or figurative, which is also true of invoking murder as though one were in danger of being killed. Versions of this term, such as cry murder, date from the 1400s.
See also: bloody, murder, scream

yell at

v.
To shout at someone or something in anger, often at length: The coach yelled at the team after they lost the game.
See also: yell

yell out

v.
1. To shout something loudly and generally; announce something: Audience members yelled out song requests for the band to play. If you know the answer to the question, yell it out.
2. To utter a loud strong cry: I yelled out when I stubbed my toe.
See also: out, yell

scream bloody murder

tv. to scream very loudly; to complain or protest loudly. She screams bloody murder every time I get near her.
See also: bloody, murder, scream

yell one’s head off

and yell one’s guts out
1. tv. to yell loud and long. Stop yelling your head off and listen to me.
2. tv. to complain bitterly and loudly. I yell my guts out about tripe when I see tripe!
See also: head, off, yell

yell one’s guts out

verb
See also: gut, out, yell
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In many ways he's the same sensitive 14-year-old who showed up at Grant four years ago, the one with more talent than anyone around here has ever seen, but so fragile he'd cry after losses and sulk when the coach yelled at him.
The most controversial incident, which has the student newspaper writing stories each week and Radpour's sister calling administrators asking for explanations, involves allegations that Radpour yelled vulgar language at an Oregon fan Oct.
In this kind of environment, it is not surprising that you yelled at your employee.
The other incident was when one of the secretaries yelled that our shipping clerk, who had gone out to get a cup of coffee, was being beaten by two guys.
Wilcox testified he and his partner ran around to the balcony of the burning apartment and yelled into the window.
Sheriff's deputies used a stun-bag shotgun to subdue a drunken man who scared passing motorists with what looked like a gun - but really was a cigarette lighter shaped like a pistol - and who yelled at deputies to shoot him.
A mother in the stands watching her son play for the Aztecs yelled ``Kick him out of the game
After Paniagua yelled obscenities and grabbed his crotch, Nevin went after Paniagua but was restrained by manager Terry Collins and bench coach Joe Maddon.
The former Angel had a scowl on his face as he paced in the dugout and yelled out at Angels pitcher Pep Harris.
As they approached 5th Street East, the women, who are white, said a white Nissan came up behind them and the Latina driving it yelled at them to pull over, shouting racial slurs and obscenities, and threatening to beat them up.
After exiting the car, the juvenile yelled ``white power'' and racial slurs as he charged Cotton and punched him in the face.
He yelled warnings at the other deputies to keep their heads down.
After a practice where he's yelled a lot, people are like, `God, I hate him,' '' said senior pitcher Eric Eisner.
He just yelled and yelled and hugged me,'' Brian said Thursday, as Ryan sat outdoors in his Dodger uniform, pounded his glove and eagerly waited for Saturday.