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avalanche

noun [C]  us   /ˈæv·əˌlæntʃ/
a large amount of ice, snow, dirt, or rock falling suddenly and quickly down the side of a mountain fig. An avalanche is also the sudden arrival of too many things: We received an avalanche of complaints.
Translations of “avalanche”
in Arabic جُرف ثَلجي, انْهيار جَليدي…
in Korean 눈사태…
in Malaysian runtuhan…
in French avalanche…
in Turkish çığ…
in Italian valanga…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雪崩, 大量, 突然到來的一大批…
in Russian лавина…
in Polish lawina…
in Vietnamese tuyết lở…
in Spanish avalancha…
in Portuguese avalanche…
in Thai หิมะถล่ม…
in German die Lawine…
in Catalan allau…
in Japanese なだれ…
in Indonesian salju longsor…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雪崩, 大量, 突然到来的一大批…
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