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English definition of “avalanche”

avalanche

noun [C]     /ˈæv.əl.ɑːnʃ/ US  /-æntʃ/
a large amount of ice , snow , and rock falling quickly down the side of a mountain Snow and iceCold too many things that arrive or happen at the same time : We were swamped by an avalanche of letters / phone calls / complaints .Too much and unnecessary
(Definition of avalanche noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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