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- v. To overtake with a storm; assail with storms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To storm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To overtake with a storm; assail with storms: as, “boats bestormed,”
From be- + storm. Compare Old English bestyrman ("to agitate"). Cognate with Dutch bestormen ("to storm, assault, rush, attack"), German bestürmen ("to storm, besiege, bombard, inundate"), Swedish bestorma ("to besiege, attack, assail"). (Wiktionary)