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pepper

2 verb
     
pepper2 [transitive]
1 [usually passive] if something is peppered with things, it has a lot of those things in it or on it
be peppered with something
a speech peppered with amusing stories
The surface of the moon is peppered with craters.
2PMW if bullets pepper something, they hit it several times:
Machine gun fire peppered the front of the building.
3

pepper somebody with questions

American English to ask someone a lot of questions, one after the other:
Reporters peppered him with questions.
4DF to add pepper to food:
Pepper the steak well.
peppered salami
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