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Language: Old English
Origin: giellan

yell

1 verb
     
yell1
1 [intransitive and transitive] also yell out to shout or say something very loudly, especially because you are frightened, angry, or excited:
'Help me!' she yelled hysterically.
I yelled out, 'Here I am!'
The crowd are on their feet yelling.
yell at
Don't you yell at me like that!
yell at somebody to do something
They yelled at him to stop.
yell (out) in surprise/pain etc
Clare yelled in pain as she fell.
He could hear Pete yelling at the top of his voice (=very loudly).
2 [intransitive] spoken especially American English to ask for help:
If you need me, just yell.

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