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pepper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food
pepperpep‧per1 /ˈpepə $ -ər/ ●●● S3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 pepper_mill.jpg [uncountable]DF a powder that is used to add a hot taste to food 🔊 salt and pepper black pepper, white pepper2 pepper.jpg [countable]DF a hollow red, green, or yellow vegetable, eaten either raw or cooked with other food syn bell pepper American English sweet pepper, cayenne pepper, red pepper
Examples from the Corpus
pepperHeat oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a large, deep skillet and add leeks and a little salt and pepper.In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs, nutmeg, salt and pepper and pour into the shells.Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.Pass the salt and pepper, please.Add vinegar, salt and pepper, linen napkins and best glasses.Discard the bay leaves and add the tomatoes, tomato pur e, black pepper and 1 tablespoon of the chopped coriander.In a bowl, combine the red pepper, yoghurt, ketchup, tomato paste and Worcester sauce.Add salt, pepper and oregano.Cut the yellow peppers into strips, removing all the seeds.
Related topics: Weapons, Food
pepperpepper2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SPREADif something is peppered with things, it has a lot of those things in it or on itbe peppered with something 🔊 a speech peppered with amusing stories 🔊 The surface of the Moon is peppered with craters. Grammar Pepper is usually passive in this meaning.2 PMWif bullets pepper something, they hit it several times 🔊 Machine gun fire peppered the front of the building.3 pepper somebody with questions4 DFto add pepper to food 🔊 Pepper the steak well. 🔊 peppered salami
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Examples from the Corpus
pepperThere are great ones peppered all over the division.Thorns pricked his hands, and his back felt as if it were being peppered by poison darts.Over the years these walkabouts have led to a stream of inventions that now pepper construction sites all over the city.Maiden's structure as a book is different, it is peppered with diary entries of the race and pictures.She then continued talking to her friend in a conversation which was peppered with exactly the same word.This detailed survey is peppered with information on how the faunas came to be collected - often by amateurs.The first seven years of his life, then, were peppered with separations.be peppered with somethingShe then continued talking to her friend in a conversation which was peppered with exactly the same word.This detailed survey is peppered with information on how the faunas came to be collected - often by amateurs.The first seven years of his life, then, were peppered with separations.A family of illegal aliens is peppered with shotgun pellets in a drive-by shooting.Our worst years were peppered with the very real misery of violence and abuse when that scream turned into a row.Her short red hair was crudely shaped in a wedge and her pallid cheeks and small chin were peppered with unsightly acne.His scores were peppered with witty indications and funny titles.
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Verb table
pepper
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypepper
he, she, itpeppers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypeppered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave peppered
he, she, ithas peppered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad peppered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pepper
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have peppered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam peppering
he, she, itis peppering
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you, we, theyare peppering
Past
I, he, she, itwas peppering
you, we, theywere peppering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been peppering
he, she, ithas been peppering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been peppering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be peppering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been peppering
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