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To rain or snow

rain

verb

if it rains, water falls in drops from clouds in the sky

snow

verb

if it snows, snow falls from the sky

come down

if rain, snow, etc. comes down, it falls to the ground, especially in large amounts

pelt

verb

if rain or snow is pelting or is pelting down, it comes down quickly in large amounts

pour

verb

to rain very hard

drizzle

verb

to rain in a very light way

beat down

if the rain beats down, it rains very hard

hail

verb

if it hails, small balls of ice fall from the sky like rain

lash down

to rain in large amounts and with a lot of force

the heavens opened

used for saying that very heavy rain started to fall

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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