HyperDic: rain_cats_and_dogs

English > 1 sense of the expression rain cats and dogs:
VERBweatherrain cats and dogs, pour, pelt, stream, rain bucketsrain heavily
English > rain cats and dogs: 1 sense > verb 1, weather
Meaningrain heavily.
PatternIt is ----ing
ModelIt was rain cats and dogsing all day long
Synonymspour, pelt, stream, rain buckets
Narrowersheetcome down as if in sheets
sluice, sluice downpour as if from a sluice
Broaderrain, rain downprecipitate as rain
Spanishdiluviar, llover a cántaros
Catalandiluviar, ploure a bots i barrals

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