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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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.
"No catchee rain down there -- savee?" pointed out Jukes.
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.
He asked for similar action to 'rain down' on violating companies because some other operations were also contravening rules imposed by the provincial authority.
SCOTS TO RAIN DOWN TROUBLE Scotland v Ireland Kick-off 2.15pm GREIG LAIDLAW has warned Ireland to expect a storm at Murrayfield as Scotland look to blow away their Guinness Six Nations title dreams.
Some of the advantages suggested by atamabrella makers include being able to carry the groceries in both hands while walking in the rain, staying dry while fishing, or doing an artistic photoshoot while the heavens rain down inspiration.
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." What makes these gloomy lines so significant is that they are being said by an android, a robot.
The Sherlock star asked Father Christmas for "a little more time for children to be children" and mentioned those who may be "hiding in buildings as bombs rain down", in the note, which marked national letter writing day.
Years later, Moses encounters messenger of God who reveals that he has been tasked with leading 400,000 Hebrew slaves to freedom as various plagues rain down Ramses.
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.