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rain hard

This page is about the collocation rain hard

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

rain heavily, as during a storm or a downpour

For example

  • It doesn't rain often, but it rains hard when it does.

  • It was raining really hard, so we had to stop playing.

Quick Quiz

If it's raining hard, the rain is

a. hard, like ice

b. hardly falling

c. falling heavily

Contributor: Matt Errey