Pelt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pelt|  American pronunciation of the word pelt
Brit.  |pelt|  British pronunciation of the word pelt

noun

- the dressed hairy coat of a mammal (syn: fur)
- body covering of a living animal (syn: hide, skin)
- cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile (syn: bombard)
They pelted each other with snowballs
- attack and bombard with or as if with missiles (syn: pepper)
pelt the speaker with questions
- rain heavily (syn: pour, stream)

Examples

He came back in a regular pelt and started shouting at everyone.

He pelted her with accusations.

The crowd pelted the speaker with questions until the chairman had to stop them.

It's pelting down outside, hadn't you better wait a few minutes.

As soon as school was over, the children pelted out to play.

The rabbit pelted along, with the dog giving chase.

The marchers were pelted with rocks and bottles.

Rain pelted the windows.

It's pelting down out there.

Three huge dogs came pelting into the street.

Stop those boys pelting stones at the poor cat!

They pelted each other with snowballs

Nancy ran at full pelt to the school.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: pelt
he/she/it: pelts
present participle: pelting
past tense: pelted
past participle: pelted
noun
singular: pelt
plural: pelts
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