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

 

sleet

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//sliːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sliːt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sleet
BrE BrE//sliːt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sliːt//
 
he / she / it sleets
BrE BrE//sliːts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//sliːts//
 
past simple sleeted
BrE BrE//ˈsliːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsliːtɪd//
 
past participle sleeted
BrE BrE//ˈsliːtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsliːtɪd//
 
-ing form sleeting
BrE BrE//ˈsliːtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsliːtɪŋ//
 
Rain, Snow and ice
 
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[intransitive] when it is sleeting, a mixture of rain and snow is falling from the sky It’s sleeting! See related entries: Rain, Snow and ice Word Origin Middle English: of Germanic origin; probably related to Middle Low German slōten (plural) ‘hail’ and German Schlosse ‘hailstone’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sleet

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