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Definition of pelt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pelt
    he / she / it pelts
    past simple pelted
    -ing form pelting
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] pelt (down) (of rain) to fall very heavily By now the rain was pelting down.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to run somewhere very fast synonym dash We pelted down the hill after the car.
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