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verb pelt pronunciation in American English /pelt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theypelt
he/she/itpelts
present participlepelting
past tensepelted
past participlepelted

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to throw objects with force at someone or something
    pelt someone/something with something: He was shaken but unhurt after being pelted with cans and bottles.
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  2. 2

    pelt

    or

    pelt down

    [intransitive] if rain or snow is pelting or is pelting down, it comes down quickly in large amounts
    You can’t go out – it’s pelting down.
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