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cascadenoun [C]

us   /kæsˈkeɪd/
a short, steep waterfall (= place where a river falls to a lower level), often one of a series: fig. A cascade of golden hair fell down her back (= Her hair seemed to flow down her back).

cascadeverb [I always + adv/prep]

us   /kæsˈkeɪd/
to fall quickly and in large amounts; to flow: The blast shattered windows, sending pieces of glass cascading to the pavement.
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cascadenoun [C]

uk   /kæsˈkeɪd/ us   /kæsˈkeɪd/
a small waterfall, often one of a group
a large amount of something that hangs down: A cascade of golden hair fell down his back.

cascadeverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /kæsˈkeɪd/ us   /kæsˈkeɪd/
to fall quickly and in large amounts: Coins cascaded from/out of the fruit machine.
(Definition of cascade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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