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pelt down (on someone or something)

[for something] to fall down on someone or something hard or in quantity. (Typically rain, hail, sleet, stones, etc.) The rain pelted down on the children as they ran to their school bus. The ashes from the volcanic eruption pelted down on the town, covering the houses in a gray shroud.
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pelt someone or something with something

to hit or strike someone or something with something. The citizens pelted Max with rocks. The boys pelted the mad dog with a hail of stones.
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(at) full pelt/steam/tilt

as fast as possible He was going full pelt down the motorway but he still didn't make it to the airport in time.
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What we advise folks to do is to simply buy the product that works for them," David Pelter explains.
The Pelters continued their golden anniversary celebration with a three-day cruise to Ensenada.
Many protesters killed in the Valley recently by the security forces were stone- pelters.
Meanwhile, City North police arrested eight stone pelters who were wanted in different acts of mob violence.
The accused namely Adil Manzoor Bhat son of Manzoor Ahmad Bhat resident of Trehgam was arrested when the police was carrying out the raid in search of some wanted stone pelters.
They were paraded before an informer, who identified 40 of them as stone pelters, a police source said.
And afterwards the Norwich ace took a swipe at the City fans who have been giving the players pelters in recent weeks.
I got pelters on the radio for suggesting it was right to take one for the team - by picking up a booking with a cynical foul to stop an opposition counter-attack.
Step forward Cardinal Keith O'Brien who is getting pelters for talking about re-Christianising Scotland.
Three of my Blackpool team-mates were sent off the other night and I was giving the referee pelters for his decision making.
Then he gets global pelters for dropping in the wrong place as well as being penalised another two strokes.
Earlier on Sunday, the police arrested 17 stone pelters, wanted in different cases of mob violence from different parts of the city.
Gers will get pelters from 50,000 screaming Serbs in a capacity crowd - but the Scotland star claims they have the experience to deal with it.
Ella Linton, Eyemouth, Berwickshire IF reader Scrub is getting pelters for his trainers, heaven help me with my PS15 pair.
Not surprisingly, since his alter-ego was revealed, he's been getting pelters from his mates in the dressing room, but something tells me the female Burton Albion fan base might have grown a little.