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"snow" in American English

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snownoun [C/U]

 us   /snoʊ/
  • snow noun [C/U] (WEATHER)

water that ​falls from ​clouds as ​soft, ​whiteflakes (= ​thinpieces) of ​ice when it is ​cold, or an ​amount of these ​flakes: [U] Six ​inches of snow ​fellovernight. [C] We have had several snows in the past ​week.
adjective  us   /ˈsnoʊ·i/
It was one of the snowiest ​winters on ​record.


 us   /snoʊ/
  • snow verb (DECEIVE)

[T] infml to ​deceive someone with ​charming, ​persuasivetalk: This ​guy is very ​smooth and can snow anybody.
  • snow verb (WEATHER)

[I] If it snows, snow ​falls from the ​sky: It snowed all ​weekend.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of snow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"snow" in British English

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uk   /snəʊ/  us   /snoʊ/
  • snow noun (WEATHER)

A1 [U] the ​small, ​soft, ​whitepieces of ​ice that sometimes ​fall from the ​sky when it is ​cold, or the ​whitelayer on the ​ground and other ​surfaces that it ​forms: Outside the snow ​began to fall. Let's go and ​play in the snow! A ​blanket of snow ​lay on the ​ground. Her ​hair was ​jet-black, her ​lips ruby-red and her ​skin as ​white as snow. [C] a ​singlefall of snow: We haven't had many ​heavy snows this ​winter.

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uk   /snəʊ/  us   /snoʊ/
  • snow verb (WEATHER)

A2 [I] If it snows, snow ​falls from the ​sky: It's snowing. It'sstarting to snow. It had snowed ​overnight and a ​thickwhitelayercovered the ​ snowed in C2 to be ​unable to ​travel away from a ​place because of very ​heavy snow: We were snowed in for four ​days last ​winter.

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  • snow verb (TRICK)

[T] US informal to ​deceive or ​trick someone by ​talking a lot or by giving them a lot of ​information: It ​felt like she was snowing us withstatistics.
(Definition of snow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snow" in Business English

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uk   us   /snəʊ/
be snowed under to have more ​work than you can ​deal with: be snowed under with/by sth We have been snowed under with ​phonecalls all day. One of her ​majorconcerns is to ensure that her ​boss never gets snowed under.
(Definition of snow from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “snow”
in Korean 눈…
in Arabic ثَلْج…
in Malaysian salji…
in French neige…
in Russian снег…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天氣, 雪, 積雪…
in Italian neve…
in Turkish kar…
in Polish śnieg…
in Spanish nieve…
in Vietnamese tuyết…
in Portuguese neve…
in Thai หิมะ…
in German der Schnee…
in Catalan neu…
in Japanese 雪…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天气, 雪, 积雪…
in Indonesian salju…
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