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to pelt (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
- Rhymes: -ɛlt
- The skin of a beast with the hair on; a raw or undressed hide; a skin preserved with the hairy or woolly covering on it. See 4th Fell.
- The human skin.
- The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
The skin of a beast with the hair on; a raw or undressed hide; a skin preserved with the hairy or woolly covering on it
The body of any quarry killed by the hawk
Possible contraction of pellet
Third person singular
- (transitive) To bombard, as with missiles.
- They pelted the attacking army with bullets.
- (intransitive) To rain or hail heavily.
- It's pelting down out there!
- To throw out words.
- (transitive) To beat or hit, especially repeatedly.
- To move rapidly, especially in or on a conveyance.
- The boy pelted down the hill on his toboggan.
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