any of several shrubs belonging to the genus Viburnum, of the honeysuckle family, having large clusters of white, sterile flowers.
to throw snowballs at.
to cause to grow or become larger, greater, more intense, etc., at an accelerating rate: to snowball a small business into a great enterprise.
to grow or become larger, greater, more intense, etc., at an accelerating rate.
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How to use snowball in a sentence
From there, it just kept on growing and growing and growing, and $500 turned into a thousand, and then a thousand turned into 5,000, and it was sort of this snowball effect now for the past eight years.Jake Paul’s Going to Save Combat Sports? Bank On It | Eugene Robinson | June 2, 2021 | Ozy
In autumn, children might play in leaves again, then gather for snowball fights in winter.Recalling a pandemic year with poetry and machine learning art | Seth Blanchard, Shikha Subramaniam, Leo Dominguez | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
My therapist helped me to see and celebrate the snowball effect of every step, no matter how small.
The resulting particles, known as soot, land on spinning ceramic rods, accumulating like a snowball.
The risk is that it could drive it in a negative way and add on like a snowball rolling downhill to this selloff.Wednesday’s FAAMG-led sell-off was no blip, tech bears say | Bernhard Warner | October 29, 2020 | Fortune
All of these increased barriers then have a snowball effect.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating | Ellie Schaack | January 1, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, national attention has already started to snowball around the issue.
When Chappelle approached them, one of the kids threw a snowball at his face and called him the N-word.Dave Chappelle’s Triumphant Return to New York City | Alex Suskind | June 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I am afraid we will see a snowball effect in other countries,” said Westeson.Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion? | Emily Shire | March 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As frustration mounts within the Scouting world, a negative PR snowball builds.
When you were only a little snowball, we had to hang you up to dry, and that pulled your ears out.Bumper, The White Rabbit | George Ethelbert Walsh
"I remember one year we had a great snowball fight at West Point," went on the captain.
Away went the big snowball, down the long hill, and the cadets after it.
When Peleg Snuggers arrived at the top of the hill the big snowball was ready for use.
"We want to fasten this cord in the hole through that big snowball, but we don't want to get it crossed," went on Tom, anxiously.
British Dictionary definitions for snowball
snow pressed into a ball for throwing, as in play
a drink made of advocaat and lemonade
slang a mixture of heroin and cocaine
a dance started by one couple who separate and choose different partners. The process continues until all present are dancing
(intr) to increase rapidly in size, importance, etc: their woes have snowballed since last year
(tr) to throw snowballs at
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