Translation of "snowball" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

snowball

noun [ C ] uk /ˈsnəʊ.bɔːl/ us /ˈsnoʊ.bɑːl/
verb [ I ] uk /ˈsnəʊ.bɔːl/ us /ˈsnoʊ.bɑːl/

If a plan, problem, idea, etc. snowballs, it quickly grows bigger and more important.

滚雪球般迅速增大;(程度、规模)不断扩大
I suggested a few drinks after work, and the whole thing snowballed into a company party. 我提议下班后喝几杯,结果最后发展成了一场公司聚会。

(Translation of “snowball” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)