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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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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."
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
v.
walk heavily, trudge
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.
n.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
n.
en fuyant la pluie, on rencontre la grêle
n.
avril pleut aux hommes, mai pleut aux bêtes
n.
avant la sainte_jean, pluie bénite; après la sainte-jean, pluie maudite
n.
ce sont les petites pluies qui gâtent les grands chemins
n.
en mars, vent ou pluie, que chacun veille sur lui
n.
fumée, pluie et femme sans raison chassent l'homme de la maison
exp.
imite la source qui ne tarit pas et non l'averse qui inonde la montagne
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