Take By Storm Meaning

(transitive, idiomatic) To rapidly gain great popularity in (a place).

Example:   The soldiers took the castle by storm.
1841, Charles Dickens, Barnaby Rudge, ch. 71:
  [A] startling interruption occurred at that moment, which took their whole attention by storm.
1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, ch. 33:
  How I looked while these ideas were taking my spirit by storm, I cannot tell.
1908, Jack London, The Iron Heel, ch. 1:
  This obscure reference ["Blind Tom"] applies to a blind negro musician who took the world by storm in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
1969, Arnold Shaw, The Rock Revolution, p. 1:
  Beatlemania took England and Europe by storm and proceeded to inundate American teenagers.