pelt - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participlepelting
past tensepelted
past participlepelted
  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 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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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to run somewhere very fast
    pelt down/along/across etc:

    Ricky pelted across the grass in an attempt to catch the ball.

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