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English verb: rain cats and dogs

1. rain cats and dogs (weather) rain heavily

SamplesPut on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!.

ExamplesIt was rain cats and dogsing all day long

Synonymspelt, pour, rain buckets, stream

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

Narrower (hyponym)sheet, sluice, sluice down

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