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Definition of shower verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shower
    he / she / it showers
    past simple showered
    -ing form showering
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  1. 1[intransitive] to wash yourself under a shower She showered and dressed and went downstairs.
  2. 2[intransitive] shower (down) on somebody/something shower down to fall onto someone or something, especially in a lot of small pieces Volcanic ash showered down on the town after the eruption.
  3. 3[transitive] shower somebody with something to drop a lot of small things onto someone The bride and groom were showered with rice as they left the church. The roof collapsed, showering us with dust and debris.
  4. 4[transitive] to give someone a lot of something shower somebody with something He showered her with gifts. shower something on somebody He showered gifts on her.
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