Definition of pelt verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pelt

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//pelt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pelt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pelt
    BrE BrE//pelt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pelt//
     
    he / she / it pelts
    BrE BrE//pelts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pelts//
     
    past simple pelted
    BrE BrE//ˈpeltɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeltɪd//
     
    past participle pelted
    BrE BrE//ˈpeltɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeltɪd//
     
    -ing form pelting
    BrE BrE//ˈpeltɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeltɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive] pelt somebody (with something) to attack somebody 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. I drove home with the rain pelting through the window. Raindrops the size of golf balls were pelting down on her.
  3. 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal) to run somewhere very fast synonym dash We pelted down the hill after the car.
  4. Word Originverb late 15th cent.: of unknown origin.
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