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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.
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