downpour

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down- +‎ pour

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Noun[edit]

downpour (plural downpours)

  1. a heavy rain
    They got caught in a downpour without an umbrella and came back soaked.

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Verb[edit]

downpour (third-person singular simple present downpours, present participle downpouring, simple past and past participle downpoured)

  1. (intransitive) To pour down; rain heavily.
    • 2002, Patricia Koretchuk, Chasing the comet: a Scottish-Canadian life - Page 211:
      It started to downpour, so Billy and I made our way back to our house, with Scotty following—or so I thought.

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