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Noun: pelting  pel-ting
  1. Anything happening rapidly or in quick succession
    "a pelting of insults";
    - rain
Verb: pelt  pelt
  1. Cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    "They pelted each other with snowballs";
    - bombard
  2. Attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
    "pelt the speaker with questions";
    - pepper
  3. Rain heavily
    "Put on your rain coat-- it's pelting outside!";
    - pour, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets, teem, bucket [Brit], tip [Brit], chuck [Brit], chuck it down [Brit]

Derived forms: peltings

Type of: assail, attack, chronological sequence, chronological succession, rain, rain down, sequence, succession, successiveness, throw, wing

Encyclopedia: Pelting