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noun as in hail

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Or one year before, a then 16-year-old Bieber narrowly avoided arrest after pelting a Maryland state trooper with a water balloon.

The family said the man was picnicking; the Border Patrol said the victim was pelting the agent with rocks.

His masters would then amuse themselves by pelting him with bones.

Several hundred people gathered near the Japanese embassy in Beijing, some pelting it with water bottles and eggs.

In handling the Quran as I did, some—such as the “noble” men pelting rocks at Bagram—would say that I dishonored the Quran.

The wind is howling, and the rain is pelting against the parlour windows of the Banking-house, whose blinds are drawn close down.

All that time the two biggest British vessels were pelting the Saratoga, and the other American ships were not helping her much.

A squad of civilian youngsters was chasing Major Dampfer down the street, pelting the huge target of his backside with snowballs.

With a good blinding snowfall, or a pelting downpour of cats and dogs, I might have hoped for a respite.

He saw how I was encumbered, and he must have felt the pelting rain.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pelting, such as: barrage, bombardment, hailstorm, rain, salvo, and shower.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.