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avalanche

noun [C] uk   /ˈæv.əl.ɑːnʃ/  us   /-æntʃ/
a large amount of ice, snow, and rock falling quickly down the side of a mountain too many things that arrive or happen at the same time: We were swamped by an avalanche of letters/phone calls/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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