One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of rain) fall very heavily.‘torrential rain was lashing down’
pour, pour down, pelt down, tip down, teem down, beat down, sheet down, come down, come down in sheets, come down in torrents, rain cats and dogsView synonyms
- ‘The rain was lashing down from the dark clouds over Wimbledon Common.’
- ‘When the rains began to lash down, the water just pooled.’
- ‘Rain has lashed down all day, saturating the lush landscape.’
- ‘But the rain lashing down did not dampen their spirits as they went in search of a goal to prolong their World Cup dream.’
- ‘Thunder rolled in the distance, the rain lashed down.’
- ‘As the rain lashed down, the monarch, appropriately dressed in a fawn raincoat, used a transparent umbrella to stay dry.’
- ‘On Tuesday night, rain lashed down with rare ferocity.’
- ‘But the rain was lashing down and we knew the only way to cheer ourselves up was to have some comfort food.’
- ‘The main problem was the rain, which lashed down at around 6.30 am.’
- ‘The 12 th of November was bitterly cold with icy showers of rain lashing down over the City.’
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