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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

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

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

See also: gut, out, yell
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I suppose every adult knows by now that Old Yeller contracted rabies by defending his owners against a gray wolf.
This time, she was ogling the devilishly handsome Daniel Craig, playing James Bond in Casino Royale, rather than crying over Old Yeller, the 1957 Walt Disney classic about a good dog who turns bad and has to be shot by his loving owner, Travis (Tommy Kirk).
He's a demonstrator first, then a yeller, and then maybe a torturer (laughs).
IT'S near-enough half a century since I saw it at a fading Art Deco fleapit - long since demolished - but the memories are so deeply ingrained that just typing the words Old Yeller has got me filling up.
It had red buttons, piping and big old purty yeller flowers.
2 to make Thistle suffer; HIGHBEE: Garry O'Connor raises his arms in salute after blasting Hibs ahead; YELLER PERIL: Bobby; Williamson rants at his players
And in Love Me, Love My Dog, 1972, Frederick Hammersley tweaks austere hard-edge painting in a way that seems very twenty-first century, slyly opposing an off-white square with one in a hue that should be dubbed "Old Yeller.
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There's Lassie and Rin Tin Tin, for starters, and Fala, the Roosevelt dog; Barney, who belonged to the Bushes; Old Yeller, Sounder and Marley, the reigning canine king of Hollywood, and even Dino, the Flintstones' pet dinosaur, who barked like a dog.
Acquisition Deal Includes Disney's "The Shaggy Dog," "Flubber," "Old Yeller," "The Parent Trap," "The Incredible Journey," "The Princess Diaries," "Freaky Friday" and "The Santa Clause"
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Well, Lady Chatterley, it looks as though tha's stuck wi me, if'n Yeller pages in't listing gamekeepers no more
Forget Dr Brown's, the Navigation, the Westminster and the Yeller .
She thought babies should be pink, so she took this one to the doctor because it was a horrible yeller.
Miz Rufel,' Mammy had snapped, |Lawd know it must be some way for high yeller to git like that