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Noun: avalanche  'a-vu,lãnch
  1. A slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
    - snowslide [N. Amer]
     
  2. A sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
    "the program brought an avalanche of mail"
Verb: avalanche  'a-vu,lãnch
  1. Gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
    - roll down

Derived forms: avalanched, avalanching, avalanches

Type of: come down, descend, fall, go down, happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, slide

Encyclopedia: Avalanche