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English definition of “pelt”

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.Throwing

pelt verb (RUN)

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

pelt

noun uk   /pelt/ us  

pelt noun (SKIN)

[C] the skin and fur of a dead animal, or the skin with the fur removedThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals

pelt noun (RUN)

at full pelt UK running as fast as possibleMoving quickly
(Definition of pelt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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