rain down

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rain down (third-person singular simple present rains down, present participle raining down, simple past and past participle rained down)

  1. (intransitive) To fall from the sky as, or like, rain.
    I'm soaking wet because it rained down on me.
  2. (transitive) To let fall as, or like, rain.
    In the latest supernatural incident, the sky rained down frogs.
  3. (intransitive, with on or upon) To strike (literally or figuratively) many times and/or very intensely.
    My wrath will rain down upon you.
    The jeers rained down on me throughout my middle school years.
  4. (idiomatic, intransitive) To appear suddenly or inexplicably in large numbers.

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