Origin of cold snap
Words nearby cold snap
How to use cold snap in a sentence
Before the cold snap, the wholesale cost of electricity was averaging about half that of the rest of the country, or less.Texas, the go-it-alone state, is rattled by the failure to keep the lights on|Will Englund, Steven Mufson, Dino Grandoni|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
It’s been an unprecedented cold snap, and it’s still too early to know how to distribute the blame.
That might include sudden exceptional cold snaps, which could be a result of changing weather patterns in the Arctic.Texas is a reminder: We’re much more willing to pay for cures than prevention|Philip Bump|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
As climate change increases the frequency of extreme weather events, including cold snaps, it’s clear that the grid isn’t prepared.
Recriminations have begun after a bitter cold snap hit southern US states and northern Mexico, but the Lone Star is unique in having a deregulated energy supply.Working conditions, S&P 500 emissions, tiniest reptile|Hasit Shah|February 17, 2021|Quartz
This is comedy based on a cold humor, detached, euphemistic, devoid of any generosity.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We indulge in expensive cold-pressed juices and SoulCycle classes, justifying these purchases as investments in our health.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Cold War fears could be manipulated through misleading art to attract readers to daunting material.
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.
Accusing his opponents of being locked in a Cold War mind-set, it is Stone who is beholden to old orthodoxies.
Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Being quieted by the Captain with a draught of cold tea, and made to sit down, the examination of the book proceeded.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
When alone she sometimes picked it up and kissed the cold glass passionately.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
Turn we our backs to the cold gloomy north, to the wet windy west, to the dry parching east—on to the south!
British Dictionary definitions for cold snap
Other Idioms and Phrases with cold snap
Also, cold spell. A short period of unusually cold weather, as in The recent cold snap has threatened the crop. The first expression presumably likens snap in the sense of “a sudden bite or cut” to sudden unexpected cold. The variant is more obvious, spell having been used in the sense of “a bout or turn at something” since the early 1700s. [Early 1800s]