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Both sides sit in the bottom six and the stats suggest there will not be an avalanche of goals. The Sun (2016)He's unable to do either without triggering an avalanche of disasters. Times, Sunday Times (2016)By Scottish standards this amounted to an avalanche of goals. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Of 27 initial survivors, eight were killed in an avalanche. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A rescue effort was finally mounted at 8pm, hours after the avalanche hit. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The new elements were the avalanche of publicity and the recordings permanently documenting many of the performances. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is a high risk of avalanche in the area so people need to be especially careful. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We were the only team hit by the avalanche who all survived. The Sun (2016)The avalanche risk in the area is considerable. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She survived by triggering her avalanche airbag. The Sun (2010)The battle will ensure an avalanche of viewers hitting the phones. The Sun (2009)We were trying to find our way to safety and had to wait under a big rock for the avalanche to settle. Times, Sunday Times (2014)On the 17th day another eight were killed in an avalanche. The Sun (2012)City's avalanche of goals has drawn the eye away from a vulnerable back line. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It also caused an avalanche on the world's highest mountain. The Sun (2015)The stands are slush and there's a risk of crowd avalanches. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Eight people have died in the past few days after snow, avalanches and freezing temperatures wreaked havoc. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Two of us thought of it at the same moment, so it was quite a large avalanche. The Treasure Seekers (1899) AN avalanche swept a snowboarding champion to her death yesterday. The Sun (2016)A police spokesman said that it was a large avalanche. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I wondered if it was for the skier killed in an avalanche the day before. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is what happens when you watch a sand pile growing - few large avalanches and lots of small ones. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)When did the avalanche strike? Times, Sunday Times (2007)One of the climbers killed by an avalanche in Scotland at the weekend was a member of the mountain rescue team that recovered his body. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Until yesterday, other plausible explanations for their formation included the movement of carbon dioxide frozen as dry ice, or rock avalanches. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'avalanche'
British English: avalanche /ˈævəˌlɑːntʃ/ NOUN
An avalanche is a large mass of snow or rock that falls down the side of a mountain.
- American English: avalanche
- Arabic: اِنْهِيار ثَلْجِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: avalanche
- Chinese: 雪崩
- Croatian: lavina
- Czech: lavina
- Danish: lavine
- Dutch: lawine
- European Spanish: avalancha
- Finnish: lumivyöry
- French: avalanche
- German: Lawine
- Greek: χιονοστιβάδα
- Italian: valanga
- Japanese: なだれ
- Korean: 사태 눈사태
- Norwegian: snøskred
- Polish: lawina
- European Portuguese: avalanche
- Romanian: avalanșă
- Russian: лавина
- Spanish: avalancha
- Swedish: lavin
- Thai: หิมะถล่ม
- Turkish: çığ
- Ukrainian: лавина
- Vietnamese: sự lở tuyết
Definition of avalanche from the Collins English Dictionary
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