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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

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

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

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

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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But Yelling revealed: "I haven't looked at who I'm up against and I don't want to know.
Yelling never showed any signs of tiredness or wilting.
I just love racing, whatever the terrain," said Yelling, winner this year of a third English National Cross title.
Twell finished 25 seconds behind Yelling while Dean, last year's overall Cross Challenge champion, was five seconds down on the reigning European junior champion.
Yelling said: "Obviously Paula (Radcliffe), after her great win in the New York marathon, will not be around but I think we have enough talent to pick a side which can make up for last year's defeat.
I took a sneaky look back and realised I had time to put the shoe back on," added Yelling, who led throughout around the twisting Riverside Bowl course to finish in 25 minutes 43 seconds.
Yelling teams up with Kathy Butler, sister-in-law Liz Yelling and Natalie Harvey, who pulled off their unexpected feat 12 months ago.
Among wattled jacanas in Panama, he and colleague Stephen Emlen heard similar yelling when males noticed a scary predator.
It was some day for Yelling, who finished 25th at the last Olympics in Athens.
Hayley Yelling clocked 22m 20s, with Liz Yelling a second further off the pace.
Now Yelling is determined to prove she should be reinstated by Collins, who is tasked with producing athletes who can win medals or achieve a top-eight finish in their events for the 2008Beijing Olympics and four years later on home soil.
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.
Brian McDonald started yelling obscenities,'' Deputy District Attorney Hayden Zacky said.
GREAT Britain international Hayley Yelling was a decisive winner of the senior women's race at the Reebok Birmingham Cross Country Challenge.
Paula Radcliffe may yet have to decide whether she will contest the 2004 Olympic Marathon - but her Bedford club-mate Liz Yelling has it shortlisted.