rain

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rain

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [light, heavy, torrential, drizzly] rain
  2. [acid, tropical, purple] rain
  3. the [chance, probability, likeliness] of rain
  4. a [50] percent chance of rain
  5. [five inches] of rain
  6. [puddles, buckets, spells] of rain
  7. a [lack, shortage, shortfall] of rain
  8. [caught, stuck] in the pouring rain
  9. rain is (not) [forecasted, likely, probable]
  10. there isn't much rain in [summer, July]
  11. [sing, walk, play] in the rain
  12. [come, step, get] out of the rain
  13. [come] in from the rain
  14. shelter from the rain
  15. the rain fell [relentlessly, continually]
  16. the rain came down [fast, hard, suddenly]
  17. rain [stopped, delayed, halted] the [match, game]
  18. [abandoned, cancelled, postponed] due to rain
  19. [ruined, waterlogged, destroyed] by the rain
  20. a rain of [blows, insults, setbacks]
n as adj
  1. rain [warnings, alerts, showers]
  2. wear rain boots
  3. wear a rain jacket
v
  1. [it's, it is] raining
  2. it [is, was] raining [heavily, lightly, cats and dogs]
  3. it rained [for hours, all day]
  4. rained and [snowed, stormed]
  5. raining in [Chicago]
  6. raining like [crazy, hell, mad]
  7. rained [five inches]
  8. it rained and poured
  9. it [is still, hasn't stopped] raining
  10. looks [like, as if, as though] it's going to rain
  11. raining from [the sky, above]
  12. rained on the [parade, game, picnic]
  13. [confetti, flyers] rained down
  14. rained down on the [crowd, stadium, parade, street]
  15. [it, arrows, blows] rained down (hard) on them
  16. rained [compliments, praise] on her
  17. the [jets, planes] rained bombs (down)
  18. sorry to rain on your parade (but)
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