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

 

pepper

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpepə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpepər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pepper
BrE BrE//ˈpepə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpepər//
 
he / she / it peppers
BrE BrE//ˈpepəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpepərz//
 
past simple peppered
BrE BrE//ˈpepəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpepərd//
 
past participle peppered
BrE BrE//ˈpepəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpepərd//
 
-ing form peppering
BrE BrE//ˈpepərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpepərɪŋ//
 
 
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pepper something to put pepper on food peppered steak Salt and pepper the potatoes. Word Origin Old English piper, pipor, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch peper and German Pfeffer; via Latin from Greek peperi, from Sanskrit pippalī ‘berry, peppercorn’. Phrasal Verbspepper somebody with somethingpepper something with something
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