(transitive, adverb) to drown, overwhelm, or silence by shouting or talking loudly
Overwhelm or silence by yelling or jeering, as in The audience went wild and shouted down the speaker. [ c. 1920 ]
- Shout from the rooftops
Announce publicly, as in Just because I won first prize you needn’t shout it from the rooftops. This term alludes to climbing on a roof so as to be heard by more people. A similar phrase, using housetops, appears in the New Testament (Luke 12:3): “That which ye have spoken … shall be proclaimed upon […]
noun 1. a loud, often abusive quarrel or argument.
noun 1. hailing distance.
noun 1. Informal. a quick public expression of thanks, admiration, etc.: I’d like to give a big shout-out to my mom who’s in the audience tonight. noun an acknowledgment, credit, or greeting given for someone during a radio or television show; a mention made to show respect Examples We’d like to give a shout-out to […]