yell


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let out (some sound)

To utter some loud, forceful sound. I let out a shriek when the dog suddenly jumped on me. The lion let out an intimidating roar.
See also: let, out

scream bloody murder

1. To scream or shout very loudly. Enid screamed bloody murder when she noticed the snake in the rocks next to her. Please stop screaming bloody murder across the house. If you want to talk, go to the same room.
2. To forcefully complain, especially loudly and/or in a public manner. When they refused to give me a refund, I screamed bloody murder until the manager came out. Our customers will scream bloody murder if we raise the prices again.
See also: bloody, murder, scream

yell (one's) guts out

1. To shout or cry out very loudly and at length, especially to such a degree that causes or seems like it could cause one bodily harm. Suzy started yelling her guts out when we told her she couldn't have ice cream. The stadium was packed with fans yelling their guts out. You're going to cough up a lung if you keep yelling your guts out like that!
2. To decry, protest, or complain about something in a very outspoken and persistent manner. They can yell their guts out about it in Washington all they like, but they know as well as I do that nothing's going to change anytime soon. You have to yell your guts out about a problem in order for upper management to actually do anything about it.
See also: gut, out, yell

yell (one's) head off

To scream or shout very loudly and lengthily. Suzy yelled her head off when I told her she couldn't have an ice cream cone. The stadium was packed with fans yelling their heads off. Don't bother listening to the cranks who stand on street corners and yell their heads off at passersby.
See also: head, off, yell

yell at (someone or something)

1. To address someone or something with a loud cry or shout. Don't you dare yell at my children that way! He stood in the field yelling at the night sky for all of his misfortunes.
2. To express something to someone or something with a loud cry or shout. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "yell" and "at." I had to yell my instructions at the engineers below me due to the high winds. The coach kept yelling obscenities at the referees during the game.
See also: yell

yell bloody murder

1. To scream or shout very loudly. Enid yelled bloody murder when she noticed the snake in the rocks next to her. Please stop yelling bloody murder across the house. If you want to talk, go to the same room.
2. To complain forcefully or loudly, especially as to attract public attention. When they refused to give me a refund, I yelled bloody murder until the manager came out. Our customers will yell bloody murder if we raise the prices again.
See also: bloody, murder, yell

yell out

1. To exclaim loudly and intensely. She yelled out in pain as the box hit her toes.
2. To utter something in a loud, intense cry or shout. I had to yell out my instructions at the engineers below me due to the high winds. The coach kept yelling out obscenities during the game.
See also: out, yell

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

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Shareholders, who will vote on the rebranding at Yell's annual meeting today, were served another reminder about the need for digital rebirth when Yell posted a 21% drop in print revenues and a slump in quarterly earnings.
As at the end of 2011, the value of the assets being acquired was GBP4.88m.Country: UKSector: IT/Online ServicesTarget: Moonfruit LimitedBuyer: Yell Ltd, Yell Group plcVendor: Eirik Pettersen, Joe White, Wendy Tan-WhiteDeal size in USD: 28.1mType: Corporate acquisitionFinancing: Existing resources, CashStatus: Closed
Under the agreement, Yell will acquire Moonfruit's technology as well as its high calibre technical and design teams, while Moonfruit.com will remain a sub-brand.
Yell has suffered in recent years as its print business has been hit by competition from the internet, while the difficult economic climate has added to its troubles by hitting confidence among its 1.4m small business customers.
But Yell added it was "tightly managing" the decline in print business, which it said remained a good cash driver.
They can be used free on the Yell.com website, the online version of Yellow Pages.
He gives advice to predominantly small businesses from all over the UK on selecting the best marketing programme from Yell to attract quality sales leads and expand.
We have been advised by Yell Adworks that they intend to offshore the production of advertisements for the Yellow Pages directories.
Yell is also looking to reduce its long-term debt by a further pounds 300m within 18 months by issuing bonds or equity.
The enhancements herald a programme of ongoing developments aimed at driving consumer usage on Yell.com and helping generate additional business leads for Yell.com's advertisers.
I cry every night about it, and I yell at my parents when they are watching TV, but they just yell at me to leave them alone.
People out for a walk spotted the body of Harley Randolph Yell, 52, a Eugene-area transient, shortly before noon.
If she's willing to yell, and to keep yelling until everyone stops and listens to her, she then gets to defend her proposed article against withering attacks from colleagues who are trained to tear it apart (and sometimes see the exercise as sport).
Sumire's job is to cook for Momo, give him money, wash his hair, and yell at him when he does something stupid; Momo's job is to act stupid so Sumire can yell at him, greet her at the door, lay his head on her lap, and cuddle up in bed with her.
of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has agreed to sell its telephone directory publishing business to the Yell Group for about $600 million.