Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pelting

1 sense of pelting

Sense 1
rain, pelting -- (anything happening rapidly or in quick successive; "a rain of bullets"; "a pelting of insults")
       => sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession -- (a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pelt

3 senses of pelt

Sense 1
pelt, bombard -- (cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; "They pelted each other with snowballs")
       => throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")

Sense 2
pepper, pelt -- (attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; "pelt the speaker with questions")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

Sense 3
pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets -- (rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!")
       => rain, rain down -- (precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding")

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