snowed under

Definition of snowed under

  1. :  having to deal with too much of something :  overwhelmed by something He was snowed under with e-mail.

Word by Word Definitions

snowplay snowed
  1. :  precipitation in the form of small white ice crystals formed directly from the water vapor of the air at a temperature of less than 32°F (0°C)

    :  a descent or shower of snow crystals

    :  a mass of fallen snow crystals

  1. :  to fall in or as snow

    :  to cause to fall like or as snow

    :  to cover, shut in, or imprison with or as if with snow

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate


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