rain down

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Verb1.rain down - precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
come down, precipitate, fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
drizzle, mizzle - rain lightly; "When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant"
shower down, shower - rain abundantly; "Meteors showered down over half of Australia"
patter, pitter-patter, spatter, spit, sprinkle - rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, pelt, stream, pour - rain heavily; "Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

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References in classic literature ?
The wheel did not cease to turn, nor the blows to rain down.
Once or twice of a night we would see a steamboat slipping along in the dark, and now and then she would belch a whole world of sparks up out of her chimbleys, and they would rain down in the river and look awful pretty; then she would turn a corner and her lights would wink out and her powwow shut off and leave the river still again; and by and by her waves would get to us, a long time after she was gone, and joggle the raft a bit, and after that you wouldn't hear nothing for you couldn't tell how long, except maybe frogs or something.
The iron heavens seemed to melt and rain down sweetness.
If she has told him, we will rain down proofs of our identity with the Bygraves on his feeble little head till it absolutely aches with conviction.
The music suddenly becomes calmer and Thom Yorke, the front, singer sings: "Rain down, Rain down Come on, rain down on me From a great height.
Down Came the Rain Down came the rain after a long dry spell, It was badly needed anyone could tell, The grass soaked it up, changed colour overnight, From a yellowing tinge to fresh green and bright.
Ashes Rain Down is a collection of linked short stories set in a dismal, pre-apocalyptic world where environmental disasters wreak havoc on disparate communities scattered across the country.
Summary: The Olympic Stadium will be turned into a meadow complete with real animals and grass that wil rain down for the opening ceremony.
At the top, the caterpillars die, liquefy and rain down viruses on other gypsy moths.
Earlier this year, a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement had dismissed Israel's intensified war rhetoric against Palestinians as hollow words, and warned that Palestinian rockets would rain down on Zionist settlements in response to any Israeli aggression.
However, the home fans felt Erdogan had fouled one of their players as he jumped at the goal and missiles began to rain down from the stands.