pepper with

phrasal verb

peppered with; peppering with; peppers with
1
: to hit (someone) repeatedly with (something)
The boxer peppered his opponent with punches.
often used figuratively
The reporters peppered her with questions.
2
: to put a small amount of (something) on many different parts of (a surface)
usually used as (be) peppered with
His face is peppered with freckles.
3
: to put (something) in many places in (a story, speech, etc.)
She peppered the report with statistics.

Examples of pepper with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The filmmaker worked on the story, set in a near-future Australia after oil has been depleted and peppered with what became the franchise’s signature eccentric characters, with his longtime work partner Kennedy and James McCausland. Emily Krauser, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 Big Sky Resort, Montana (iStock) Discover Big Sky's enchanting summer landscape, peppered with scenic mountain ranges and blooming wildflowers in the summer. Nora Colomer, Fox News, 23 May 2024 The three-hour play puts a documentary-style focus on the process, peppered with the technical minutiae of audio engineering, naturalistic dialogue and the playing of songs on the set consisting of a soundproof recording studio and a control room. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 May 2024 As Columbia University’s president was peppered with questions on Capitol Hill, pro-Palestinian student protestors put up tents, occupying the campus in New York City and setting the stage for mass arrests that gripped the nation. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 17 May 2024 Later that day, farmer Aaron Barcellos surveyed the land peppered with the perennial that for many announces the arrival of spring. Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2024 Drizzle the peppers with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly browned around the edges and tender-crisp. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 3 May 2024 Some strong language is uttered The Fall Guy’s dialogue is peppered with mildly strong language. Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 Colorful, cultural street murals cover restaurant facades and the street is peppered with food carts and vendors selling everything from fruit cups to T-shirts. Kristin J. Bender, The Mercury News, 24 Apr. 2024

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“Pepper with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pepper%20with. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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