"pelting" in the noun sense
1. rain, pelting
anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
"a rain of bullets"
"a pelting of insults"
"pelting" in the verb sense
1. pelt, bombard
cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
"They pelted each other with snowballs"
2. pepper, pelt
attack and bombard with or as if with missiles
"pelt the speaker with questions"
3. pour, pelt, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets
"Put on your rain coat
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