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squall

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Meteorology
squallsquall1 /skwɔːl $ skwɒːl/ noun [countable]  HEMa sudden strong wind, especially one that brings rain or snow snow squalls
Examples from the Corpus
squallIt was accompanied by a squall of spittle.Twice a squall bowled him into the water as he followed the shore round.The mariners spent the night in such shelter as they could find from the 30-knot winds, drenching squalls and menacing waves.Suddenly the sharp, heavy squall of the air raid siren lashed the silence between them.Still wet from a recent rain squall, the city lay glistening in the sun.Rodomonte hardly noticed the magnificent, unearthly architecture preserved so beautifully away from the squalls of the less temperate zones.The squall was a prelude to a fully-fledged gale, heralded well in advance by warnings from the meteorologists.A violent squall sank both ships.
squallsquall2 verb [intransitive]  CRYif a baby or child squalls, it cries noisily syn bawl→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
squallMy baby breaks away from me, squalling.When I arrived squalling -- no doubt prescient about my imminent fate -- the streets were half black.When the baby went on squalling, the orphanage offered her a substitute; she declined the offer.
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Verb table
squall
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysquall
he, she, itsqualls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysqualled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave squalled
he, she, ithas squalled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad squalled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill squall
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have squalled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam squalling
he, she, itis squalling
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you, we, theyare squalling
Past
I, he, she, itwas squalling
you, we, theywere squalling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been squalling
he, she, ithas been squalling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been squalling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be squalling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been squalling
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