snow under


snowed under; snowing under; snows under

transitive verb

: to overwhelm especially in excess of capacity to absorb or deal with something
: to defeat by a large margin

Examples of snow under in a Sentence

the challenger snowed the incumbent under in a big upset snowed under by the huge pile of paperwork
Recent Examples on the Web Ilene Gowan’s body was found covered in snow under an overpass in Iowa in February. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 Peak after peak was blanketed in sparkling white snow under a sunny blue sky and puffy clouds. Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2023 Ukraine’s armed forces published a photo purporting to show blood on snow under a military vehicle at one of the air bases. Jamey Keaten,, 5 Dec. 2022 Snow is not likely to accumulate on the valley floor, but there is some chance of sticking snow under any stray strong showers. oregonlive, 23 Feb. 2022 The window of ideal weather for snowmaking would also reduce by 22%, meaning the resort would be making snow under less efficient conditions, which further drives up the cost. Brian P. McCullough, The Conversation, 17 Feb. 2022 Not so much the snow under their snowboards, though. Pat Graham,, 5 Feb. 2022 There's nothing quite like the sight of brilliant red birds fluttering down to feeders or the snow under them on a winter evening. Val Cunningham Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 In early 2019 in Wisconsin, a chunk of ice came off the roof of a truck and went through the windshield of a Buick sedan, causing minor injuries to the driver—and left a couple inches of snow under the rear windshield, according to Fox6. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 24 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of snow under was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Snow under.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition

snow under

: to overwhelm especially beyond the ability to absorb or deal with something
: to defeat by a large amount
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