Meaning of AVALANCHE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈævəlɑ:nʃ ]

n. & v. --n. 1 a mass of snow and ice, tumbling rapidly down a mountain. 2 a sudden appearance or arrival of anything in large quantities (faced with an avalanche of work). --v. 1 intr. descend like an avalanche. 2 tr. carry down like an avalanche. [F, alt. of dial. lavanche after avaler descend]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.