Scream and die



Synonym cough and die, but connotes that an error message was printed or displayed before the program crashed.
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  • Screamed

    verb (used without object) 1. to utter a loud, sharp, piercing cry. 2. to emit a shrill, piercing sound: The sirens and whistles screamed. 3. to laugh immoderately or uncontrollably: The comedian had the audience screaming. 4. to shout or speak shrilly, especially with harsh or exaggerated words: They screamed across the back fence. 5. […]

  • Screamer

    noun 1. a person or thing that screams. 2. Informal. something or someone causing screams of excitement, laughter, or the like. 3. Printing Slang. an exclamation point. 4. Journalism. a sensational headline. banner (def 7). Compare scarehead. 5. Baseball Slang. an extremely hard-hit line drive. 6. Ornithology. any of several South American birds of the […]



  • Screaming

    adjective 1. uttering screams. 2. boldly striking or startling: screaming colors; screaming headlines. 3. causing hilarious laughter; extremely funny: a screaming farce. noun 4. the act or sound of a person or thing that screams. verb (used without object) 1. to utter a loud, sharp, piercing cry. 2. to emit a shrill, piercing sound: The […]

  • Screaming abdabs

    plural noun See abdabs abdabs



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