- 1[transitive] pelt somebody (with something) to attack someone by throwing things at them The children pelted him with snowballs. We were pelted with rotten tomatoes.
- 2[intransitive] pelt (down) (of rain) to fall very heavily By now the rain was pelting down.
- 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to run somewhere very fast synonym dash We pelted down the hill after the car.
NAmE//pɛlt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pelt
he / she / it pelts
past simple pelted
-ing form pelting