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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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As he was yelling, I ignored him and got into my car, that's when he approached me yelling "you don't walk away when I am talking to you, I am staying here, I will teach you a lesson
HAYLEY YELLING is banking on the element of surprise to help her bag another major cross country title today.
HAYLEY YELLING was as surprised as anyone after storming to victory in the European Cross-Country Championships in Dublin for a second time - just a few weeks after coming out of retirement.
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HAYLEY YELLING believes Britain's women can win the team contest at next month's European Cross-Country Championships after finishing runners-up for the last three years.
HAYLEY Yelling believes Britain's women can finally win the team contest at next month's European Cross Country Championships, after finishing runners-up for the last three years.
HAYLEY Yelling destroyed the opposition with a commanding victory in yesterday's Gateshead International Cross Country.
We hear him yelling at the other guys now, and he kind of just lets us play.
Or my mom says, "Patricia Josephine Boggs, go to your room until you can stop yelling.
European cross country champion Hayley Yelling faces a tough race in Spain tomorrow as part of the build-up to the defence of her title next month.
Yelling has major play in the roll of team manager, yelling and being yelled at.