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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, white flakes (= thin pieces) of ice when it is cold, or an amount of these flakes: [U] Six inches of snow fell overnight. [C] We have had several snows in the past week.
snowy
adjective us   /ˈsnoʊ·i/
It was one of the snowiest winters on record.

snowverb

us   /snoʊ/
  • snow verb (DECEIVE)

[T] infml to deceive someone with charming, persuasive talk: 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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snownoun

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

A1 [U] the small, soft, white pieces of ice that sometimes fall from the sky when it is cold, or the white layer 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 single fall of snow: We haven't had many heavy snows this winter.

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snowverb

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

A2 [I] If it snows, snow falls from the sky: It's snowing. It's starting to snow. It had snowed overnight and a thick white layer covered the ground.
be 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 with statistics.
(Definition of snow from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"snow" in Business English

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snowverb

uk   /snəʊ/ us  
be snowed under
to have more work than you can deal with: be snowed under with/by sth We have been snowed under with phone calls all day. One of her major concerns 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, nevar…
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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