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Definition 1: a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain - [noun denoting event]

(avalanche is a kind of ...) (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.

(... is a kind of avalanche ) an avalanche of volcanic water and mud down the slopes of a volcano

Definition 2: a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things - [noun denoting event]

Samples where avalanche or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the program brought an avalanche of mail

(avalanche is a kind of ...) an event that happens

Definition 3: gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for avalanche in the sense of this definition

(avalanche is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

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