Commentary: Syntax is: NP1(agent) SHOWER NP2(patient) PP(recipient/goal) NP1(agent) SHOWER NP2(patient) PP(with) NP3(instrument)
The guests showered rice on the couple.
Campaign organizers showered the crowd with balloons.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2
NOTE: Compare with Sense 1; Sense 2 is not a literal showering.
He was showered with praise.
He showered her with presents.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5
You should shower after vigorous exercise.
John faithfully showers once a month.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3
Meteors showered down over half of Australia.
It showered yesterday.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
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