Meaning of AVALANCHE in English

AVALANCHE

noun

1 large amount of snow falling

VERB + AVALANCHE

▪ trigger

AVALANCHE + VERB

▪ happen

▪ wipe out sth/sb

▪ kill sb

They were killed by an ~ in the Swiss Alps.

PREPOSITION

▪ in an/the ~

They died in an ~.

2 large number/amount of sth

VERB + AVALANCHE

▪ be buried under

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

We've been almost buried under the ~ of letters.

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