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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpeltpelt1 /pelt/ verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [transitive]THROW to attack someone by throwing a lot of things at thempelt somebody with something πŸ”Š The marchers were pelted with rocks and bottles.2 DN[intransitive, transitive] to be raining very heavily β†’ pour πŸ”Š Rain pelted the windows. πŸ”Š It’s pelting down out there. πŸ”Š the cold wind and pelting rain3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] informalRUN to run somewhere very fast πŸ”Š Three huge dogs came pelting into the street.β†’ See Verb table
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peltβ€’ Police were pelted by stones thrown by demonstrators, some from rooftops, witnesses said.β€’ Bullets of water pelt down, gusts of wind whip and tear from all sides.β€’ The boys sat in the back of the class, pelting each other with pieces of rolled up paper.β€’ We were out in the cold rain that pelts northern Arkansas in March.β€’ Demonstrators were pelting rocks and bottles at police.β€’ I watched as the sky curdled and darkened and the rain pelted the road with silvery stones.β€’ Battered and pelted, we grope for a principle of order.β€’ Next, his house was pelted with eggs.β€’ Stand close enough to see the column form and you will probably be pelted with near-boiling water.β€’ When Vice-President Nixon toured the area in 1958 he was pelted with rotten eggs and jostled by angry demonstrators.β€’ When the Vice-president toured the area in 1958 he was pelted with rotten eggs by angry farmers.pelting rainβ€’ Finally she spat angrily at the door of the building and shambled on her way, oblivious to the pelting rain.