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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, rain cats and dogs [informal], rain buckets [informal], pelt down [informal], belt down [informal], chuck [Brit, informal], tip [Brit, informal], chuck it down [Brit, informal], teem [informal], bucket [Brit, informal]
     
  4. [informal] Move or travel very quickly
    - rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie [archaic], speed, race, pelt along [informal], rush along, bucket along [informal], belt along [informal], step on it [informal], travel rapidly, hurry, zip [informal], zoom, zoom along, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], barrel [informal], rocket [informal], belt [informal], bucket [informal], wing [informal]

Derived forms: peltings

Type of: assail, attack, chronological sequence, chronological succession, go, locomote, move, rain, rain down, sequence, succession, successiveness, throw, travel, wing

Encyclopedia: Pelting

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