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snowed (snəʊd Pronunciation for snowed

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adjective

  1. (slang) under the influence of narcotic drugs

snow (snəʊ Pronunciation for snow

Definitions

noun

  1. precipitation from clouds in the form of flakes of ice crystals formed in the upper atmosphere related adjective niveous
  2. a layer of snowflakes on the ground
  3. a fall of such precipitation
  4. anything resembling snow in whiteness, softness, etc
  5. the random pattern of white spots on a television or radar screen, produced by noise in the receiver and occurring when the signal is weak or absent
  6. (slang) cocaine
  7. See carbon dioxide snow

verb

  1. (intransitive; with it as subject) to be the case that snow is falling
  2. (transitive; usually passive, followed by over, under, in, or up) to cover or confine with a heavy fall of snow
  3. often with it as subject to fall or cause to fall as or like snow
  4. (transitive) (US & Canadian, slang) to deceive or overwhelm with elaborate often insincere talk See snow job
  5. See be snowed under

Derived Forms

ˈsnowless adjective
ˈsnowˌlike adjective

Word Origin

Old English snāw; related to Old Norse snjōr, Gothic snaiws, Old High German snēo, Greek nipha

Example Sentences Including 'snowed'

Depending on how long we're snowed up, the food may get a bit monotonous, but there'll be enough of it.
Babson, Marian Weekend for Murder
Luke and his people usually cater for this do, but they're snowed under right now.
Tony Parsons MAN AND WIFE (2002)
My `but" is that I'm snowed under with work here, the dining-room table is laden down with five separate piles of case files.
Barnard, Robert Political Suicide

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