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pelt1

pelt1

pronunciation:
pelt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pelted, pelting, pelts
definition 1: to attack by hurling missiles or by repeated blows.
The enemy pelted the fort with cannonballs.The kids pelted each other with snowballs.
definition 2: to throw (missiles) at someone or something.
The castle's defenders pelted rocks down on their foes.
definition 3: to hit repeatedly.
Hard rain pelted my face.
similar words:
hail
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to hit something repeatedly with, or as if with, missiles or blows.
Outside it was pelting with rain.
similar words:
hail
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a blow, as of a missile.
His neck felt the pelt of a rock.
definition 2: a repeated hitting.
We went under an awning to escape the pelt of hail.
derivation: pelter (n.)