snowed up

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of snowed up

British
1 : unable to leave a place because a lot of snow is falling or has fallen
  • They were snowed up for a week.
2 : blocked with snow
  • The road was snowed up.

Word by Word Definitions

snow play 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)

  2. : a descent or shower of snow crystals

  3. : a mass of fallen snow crystals

  1. : to fall in or as snow

  2. : to cause to fall like or as snow

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

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

  2. : up into or in the

  3. : in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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