AVALANCHE + VERB
happen, strike sth
The avalanche struck the ski resort in the late afternoon.
| engulf sb/sth | kill sb
They were killed by an avalanche in the Swiss Alps.
DROUGHT - SECA
severe, terrible, worst
It has been the worst drought in the country's history.
| long, prolonged | summer
VERB + DROUGHT
England has had several summer droughts in recent years.
| cause | break
A week of good rains has broken the drought.
DROUGHT + VERB
Large areas of Africa are affected by severe drought.
EARTHQUAKE - TERREMOTO
EARTHQUAKE + VERB
happen, hit sth, occur, strike (sth)
The earthquake hit the city at two in the morning.
| shake sth
The earthquake shook buildings throughout the business district.
| destroy sth, devastate sth, kill sb, leave sb homeless | measure sth
an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale
BLIZZARD - NEVASCA
ADJ. fierce, howling
VERB + BLIZZARD blow After a short while it began to blow a blizzard.
BLIZZARD + VERB hit (sth), strike (sth) The blizzard struck while we were still on the mountain. | blow, rage
BLIZZARD + NOUN conditions
PREP. in/into ~ We got stuck in a howling blizzard. | through ~ He fought his way through the blizzard.
FLOOD - ENCHENTE
devastating, great, heavy, severe | summer, winter
VERB + FLOOD
Heavy rainfall in the mountains caused the floods.
FLOOD + VERB
hit sth, strike sth
This summer the region was struck by devastating floods.
| inundate sth
The meadowland was inundated by heavy floods.
| cause sth
The flood caused widespread destruction.
The floods are slowly subsiding.
FLOOD + NOUN
water/waters | alert, damage, victim | control, defence, prevention, protection, relief
be in (full) flood
The river was in full flood (= had flooded its banks).
LIGHTNING - RELÂMPAGO
bright, good, strong | low, poor, soft, subdued, subtle | adequate | artificial, natural | electric, fluorescent, gas, neon, strip | street | stage | domestic | emergency
The generator supplies emergency lighting.
| background | concealed | security
VERB + LIGHTING
The kitchen hasn't really got adequate lighting.
| fit, instal, put in
LIGHTING + NOUN
level | arrangement, scheme, system
a typical lighting scheme for a house
| effects | engineer
STORM - TEMPESTADE
bad, big, devastating, disastrous, ferocious, fierce, great, heavy, raging, severe, terrible, tremendous, violent | approaching, gathering, impending
the dark clouds of an approaching storm
| freak | autumn, summer, winter | tropical | monsoon | dust, electric/electrical, lightning, magnetic, rain, sand, snow, thunder thunderstorm)
VERB + STORM
be in for
I think we're in for a storm (= going to have one).
STORM + VERB
hit sth, strike sth
It was the worst storm to hit London this century.
The storm raged all night.
| be brewing, be coming
A storm had been brewing all day.
| blow up, break, burst
The storm broke while we were on the mountain.
| abate, blow itself out, blow over, pass, subside
The storm blew over after a couple of hours.
| batter sth, buffet sth, lash sth, ravage sth, sweep sth
a boat battered by the storm Winter storms swept the coasts.
The storm lasted for three days.
FOG - NÉVOA
dense, heavy, thick | freezing | patchy
Drizzle and patchy fog are forecast.
bank, blanket, patch
The town was shrouded in a thick blanket of fog.
VERB + FOG
be shrouded in
FOG + VERB
cover sth, lie, shroud sth
A freezing fog lay over the valley.
| close in, come down, descend, roll in
A dense fog came down in the afternoon. A heavy fog rolled in from the sea.
| clear, disperse, lift
The fog had lifted by late morning.
| drift, swirl
fog drifting over the water
| obscure sth
A bank of fog obscured the farmhouse.
FOG + NOUN
in/into (a/the) ~
We got lost in the fog.
| through (a/the) ~
We drove slowly through the fog.