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A fan asked the youtuber a question, then the youtuber made up a story.

The question:

What screams "I Have A Crush On You" ?

The story:

When the girl turns her head to you, sees you're looking at her butt and gives you the "frick me" eyes.

What does the 'screams' mean here? It sounds like slang, but the explanation in onlineslangdictionary doesn't fit here.

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    Slang is uncountable, so "it sounds like slang", not "a slang".
    – stangdon
    Jan 20, 2023 at 12:35
  • Thanks! Never notice that. Question edited.
    – Michael
    Jan 20, 2023 at 12:57

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What (behaviour or appearance) gives a clear signal that someone "has a crush on you" (is romantically attracted to you).


Note that this figurative use of scream is extremely colloquial. A more formal / literary alternative is...

His manner radiates confidence / resignation / sadness...

...so in principle you could write Her manner radiated "I have a crush on you".

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  • Every little breeze seems to whisper 'Louise'... Jan 20, 2023 at 13:03
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When something (a situation, something that you see, hear, understand, realise, etc) figuratively 'screams' an idea to you, that means it very strongly and forcibly suggests that idea to you (a literal scream is hard to ignore).

The alarm bells, smoke and flames screamed 'Get out of the building, NOW'.

The writer is suggesting that when a girl looks at you, sees you are looking at her butt, and she gives you a 'frick me' look, that action of hers suggests to you very strongly that she has a crush on you.

Scream (verb) (transitive or intransitive)

to state something in a loud way that is difficult to ignore, or to be immediately obvious

‘Devil Dogs’, the headlines screamed.

It was the kind of shirt that screamed vulgarity.

It’s a badly written essay, and the grammatical mistakes just scream out at you.

Scream (Macmillan Dictionary)

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  • Note that many people may feel that the advice contained in the example text is sexist and not always reliable. Sounds like young teen boy stuff. Jan 20, 2023 at 12:18

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