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pelt

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature
peltpelt1 /pelt/ verb  1 [transitive]THROW to attack someone by throwing a lot of things at thempelt somebody with something The marchers were pelted with rocks and bottles.2 DN[intransitive, transitive] to be raining very heavilypour Rain pelted the windows. It’s pelting down out there. the cold wind and pelting rain3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition] informalRUN to run somewhere very fast Three huge dogs came pelting into the street.
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Examples from the Corpus
peltPolice were pelted by stones thrown by demonstrators, some from rooftops, witnesses said.Bullets of water pelt down, gusts of wind whip and tear from all sides.The boys sat in the back of the class, pelting each other with pieces of rolled up paper.We were out in the cold rain that pelts northern Arkansas in March.Demonstrators were pelting rocks and bottles at police.I watched as the sky curdled and darkened and the rain pelted the road with silvery stones.Battered and pelted, we grope for a principle of order.Next, his house was pelted with eggs.Stand close enough to see the column form and you will probably be pelted with near-boiling water.When Vice-President Nixon toured the area in 1958 he was pelted with rotten eggs and jostled by angry demonstrators.When the Vice-president toured the area in 1958 he was pelted with rotten eggs by angry farmers.pelting rainFinally she spat angrily at the door of the building and shambled on her way, oblivious to the pelting rain.
Related topics: Animals, Material & textiles
peltpelt2 noun [countable]  1 HBATIMthe skin of a dead animal, especially with the fur or hair still on ithide2 HBAthe fur or hair of a living animal3 (at) full pelt
Examples from the Corpus
peltA prime beaver pelt was worth $ 6 to $ 8 a pound.Murray was much worse: both legs broken and bone protruding through his pelt.Now, mink pelts sell for 75 cents and bobcats go for $ 35.In 1993 production of mink pelts was at 2.6m.mink peltsWhen the deal was consummated, Smith was given the assignment he coveted-to be in charge of finding new sources of pelts.An animal's pelt covered his scalp, its empty legs dangling beside his ears, yet it seemed not at all absurd.The rock jutted through the thin pelt of flowers and grass, and all at once the horizon concertinaed.I stroked his lovely velvety pelt and smelt his warm meaty breath.
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Verb table
pelt
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypelt
he, she, itpelts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypelted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pelted
he, she, ithas pelted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pelted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pelt
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pelted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pelting
he, she, itis pelting
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you, we, theyare pelting
Past
I, he, she, itwas pelting
you, we, theywere pelting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pelting
he, she, ithas been pelting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pelting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pelting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pelting
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