Complete Definition of "snowball"

See|Snowball
English

Pronunciation
(UK): IPA|/ËsnÉÊbÉËl/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]:l/
(US: AHD|snÅʹbôl, IPA|/ËsnoÊbÉËl/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]:l/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A ball of snow, usually one made in the hand and thrown for amusement in a snowball fight; also a larger ball of snow made by rolling a snowball around in snow that sticks to it and increases its diameter.
  2. A cocktail made from lemonade and advocaat.

Derived terms
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a snowball's chance, a snowball's chance in an oven, a snowball's chance in hell
cast snowballs
Chinese snowball
New York snowball
snowball bush
snowball cactus
Snowball Earth hypothesis
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snowball effect
snowball fight
snowball hammer
snowball marches
snowball opacity
snowball prime
snowball sampling
snowball tree

Translations
trans-top|ball of snow
Bosnian: grudva f
Czech: snÄhová koule f
Dutch: sneeuwbal m
Finnish: lumipallo
French: boule de neige f
German: Schneeball m
Italian: palla di neve f
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Polish: kulka Ånieźna, kulka Åniegowa f
Russian: Ñнежок (snežók) m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: гÑÑдва f
:Roman: grudva#Serbian|grudva f
Spanish: bola de nieve f
Swedish: snöboll c
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trans-top|cocktail
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Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To rapidly grow out of proportion or control.

#:The high unemployment rates quickly snowballed into a major budget problem for the government.

  1. intransitive To play at throwing snowballs.
  2. intransitive (sexual slang) To receive a man's ejaculate in one's mouth, and then to pass it back and forth between one's mouth and his.

Derived terms
snowballing

Translations
trans-top|rapidly grow out of proportion or control
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trans-top|play at throwing snowballs
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trans-top|sexual slang: pass ejaculate from mouth to mouth
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