patchy rain meaning, patchy rain definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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patchy

  

      adj   , patchier, patchiest  
1    irregular in quality, occurrence, intensity, etc.  
a patchy essay     
2    having or forming patches  
  patchily      adv  
  patchiness      n  
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patch, patchily, patchouly, path

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
v.
inviter qn une autre fois (à la place)
[US];[Fig.]

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