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English noun: pelt

1. pelt (substance) the dressed hairy coat of a mammal


Broader (hypernym)animal skin

Narrower (hyponym)astrakhan, bearskin, beaver, beaver fur, chinchilla, ermine, fox, lambskin, lapin, leopard, mink, muskrat, muskrat fur, otter, rabbit, raccoon, sable, seal, sealskin, squirrel

2. pelt (animal) body covering of a living animal

Synonymshide, skin

Broader (hypernym)body covering

English verb: pelt

1. pelt (contact) cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

SamplesThey pelted each other with snowballs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)throw

Narrower (hyponym)egg, lapidate, snowball

2. pelt (competition) attack and bombard with or as if with missiles

SamplesPelt the speaker with questions.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)assail, attack


3. pelt (weather) rain heavily

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

ExamplesIt was pelting all day long

Synonymspour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)rain, rain down

Narrower (hyponym)sheet, sluice, sluice down

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