Grammar Patterns

V at n

II.2 The 'shout' group

These verbs are concerned with shouting at someone, making noises at someone, or speaking in an unpleasant way to someone. The prepositional phrase indicates who is being addressed.
Charley won't like it. He'll go on at me for telling.
They're frightened of being laughed at in the street.
He used to shout at people and sometimes even hit his assistants.
I'm sorry, love, I didn't mean to snap at you like that.
  • bark
  • bawl
  • bellow
  • cluck
  • coo
  • cuss
  • hiss
  • holler
  • hoot
  • jeer
  • laugh
  • preach
  • rage
  • rail
  • rant
  • scream
  • screech
  • shout
  • shriek
  • snap
  • snarl
  • sneer
  • swear
  • whistle
  • wolf-whistle
  • yap
  • yell
  • blow up
  • go on
  • keep on
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