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English noun: avalanche

1. avalanche (event) a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain

Broader (hypernym)slide

Narrower (hyponym)lahar

2. avalanche (event) a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things

SamplesThe program brought an avalanche of mail.

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

English verb: avalanche

1. avalanche (motion) gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow

Synonymsroll down

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

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