Language Tips

to leave angrily

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Written by Liz Potter

In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. In this series of language tips to accompany the Real Vocabulary theme we look at how you can expand your vocabulary in English by using different words and expressions instead of core vocabulary items.

This set of language tips explores the words and phrases we use to describe movement. This week’s tip looks at verbs and phrasal verbs that mean to leave a place suddenly because you are angry:



storm out or storm off to leave a place quickly because you are very angry or upset:

  • Rob stormed out of the house and slammed the door.
  • When I asked about it she just stormed off.

walk out to suddenly leave a place, with no intention of coming back:

  • They had a row and Sara walked out and went to live with her grandmother.

flounce off or flounce out to walk away quickly, moving in an exaggerated way, when you want to show that you feel angry or offended:

  • She flounced out of the room.
  • Sam gave an exaggerated sigh, before flouncing off towards the bathroom.

Did you know that Macmillan Dictionary includes a full thesaurus? This page lists more ways to say ‘to leave‘.

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