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avalanche

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a large mass especially of snow, ice, dirt, or rocks descending from a high place
  • Much of the mountainside was covered by the avalanche.

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2 a sudden large amount of something that overwhelms
  • After the disaster, the town received an avalanche of letters and donations from supporters and well-wishers.

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avalanche

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of avalanche (Entry 2 of 2)

to fall down in a large mass
  • The snow avalanched down the mountainside.

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The first known use of avalanche was in 1744

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“Avalanche.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/avalanche. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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