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pelt

verb uk   /pelt/ us  

pelt verb (THROW)

[T] to throw a number of things quickly at someone or something: We saw rioters pelting police with bricks and bottles.

pelt verb (RUN)

[I + adv/prep] informal to run fast: The children pelted down the bank.

pelt

noun uk   /pelt/ us  

pelt noun (SKIN)

[C] the skin and fur of a dead animal, or the skin with the fur removed

pelt noun (RUN)

at full pelt UK running as fast as possible
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