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snowball

noun [C]  /ˈsnoʊˌbɔl/ us  

snowball noun [C] (BALL OF SNOW)

snow pressed into a ball

snowball

verb [I]  /ˈsnoʊˌbɔl/ us  

snowball verb [I] (INCREASE QUICKLY)

to grow quickly in size or importance: Public support for military action has snowballed.
Translations of “snowball”
in Korean 눈덩이, 눈뭉치…
in Arabic كُرة الثَّلْج…
in Portuguese bola de neve…
in Catalan bola de neu…
in Japanese 雪のつぶて, 雪の玉…
in Italian palla di neve…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雪球…
in Russian снежок…
in Turkish kartopu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雪球…
in Polish śnieżka…
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