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rain

  

      n  
1    cloudburst, deluge, downpour, drizzle, fall, precipitation, raindrops, rainfall, showers  
2    deluge, flood, hail, shower, spate, stream, torrent, volley  
      vb  
3    bucket down     (informal)   come down in buckets     (informal)   drizzle, fall, pelt (down), pour, rain cats and dogs     (informal)   shower, teem  
4    deposit, drop, fall, shower, sprinkle  
5    bestow, lavish, pour, shower  
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See also:

rainy, raging, rapine, raring

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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.

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