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hail2

hail2

pronunciation:
heIl
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: pellets of frozen rain or a storm of such pellets.
synonyms:
hailstones, hailstorm
similar words:
graupel, precipitation, sleet
definition 2: something that comes forcefully or in large numbers.
a hail of angry questions
synonyms:
avalanche, barrage, bombardment, deluge, flood, inundation, storm
similar words:
broadside, flurry, overflow, shower, spate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hailed, hailing, hails
definition 1: to fall or pour down in icy pellets.
It may hail tomorrow if it doesn't rain.
similar words:
precipitate, storm
definition 2: to fall down or strike like hail.
synonyms:
pelt, rain
similar words:
batter, beat, fall
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to shower or drop down on like a hailstorm.
They hailed gunfire at us until dusk.
synonyms:
pelt, pepper, rain, shower
similar words:
batter, bombard, buffet, drop, pour
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