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shower

2 verb
     
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1 [intransitive] to wash your whole body while standing under a shower:
Mike shaved and showered.
2 [transitive] to give someone a lot of things
shower somebody with something
She showered him with kisses.
Tom showered Amy with presents.
shower something on/upon somebody
She had no children and showered her love on her three nieces.
3 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive] to scatter a lot of things onto a person or place, or to be scattered in this way
shower down/over/upon
The top shelf broke and books showered down.
shower something with something
The ship was showered with hot ash from the volcano.
shower something on/over something
Hundreds of leaflets were showered over the town.

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