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verb [transitive] pepper pronunciation in British English /ˈpepə(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlepeppering
past tensepeppered
past participlepeppered
  1. 1
    [often passive] to hit something many times and in many different places

    Bullets peppered UN planes.

    pepper something with something:

    They peppered his car with machine-gun fire.

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      to be in many different places all over a surface
      pepper something with something:

      His chin was peppered with grey stubble.

    2. b.
      to fill something such as a speech or piece of writing with a lot of examples of something
      pepper something with something:

      a letter peppered with spelling mistakes


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