snowball effect


Definition of snowball effect

  1. :  a situation in which one action or event causes many other similar actions or events The city hopes that these improvements will have a snowball effect and spur private investment in the community.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a round mass of snow pressed or rolled together

    :  snow cone

    :  any of several cultivated shrubby viburnums (genus Viburnum) with clusters of white sterile flowers —called also snowball bush

  1. :  to engage in throwing snowballs

    :  to increase, accumulate, expand, or multiply at a rapidly accelerating rate

    :  to throw snowballs at

  1. :  purport, intent

    :  basic meaning :  essence

    :  something that inevitably follows an antecedent (such as a cause or agent)

  1. :  to cause to come into being

    :  to bring about often by surmounting obstacles :  accomplish

    :  to put into operation

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to cast off or become cast off

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