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avalanche

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈævəlɑːnʃ/
a large amount of snow that falls down the side of a mountainSnow and iceCold
an avalanche of sth a sudden, large amount of something, usually more than you can deal with: an avalanche of mailLarge in number or quantity
Translations of “avalanche”
in Korean 눈사태…
in Arabic جُرف ثَلجي, انْهيار جَليدي…
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 Spanish avalancha…
in Portuguese avalanche…
in German die Lawine…
in Catalan allau…
in Japanese なだれ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雪崩, 大量, 突然到来的一大批…
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