Definition of 'cascade'
Example sentences containing 'cascade'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It is less than a decade since the western banking system collapsed under a cascade of bad debts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The global banking system was on the point of collapse under a cascade of bad debts. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The financial system collapsed under a cascade of bad debts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Easily recognisable from the flowing long hair cascading out the back of his helmet. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This causes a cascade of chemical reactions. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)It seems to trigger a cascade of immune effects in the womb that could make it harder for embryos to flourish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Her hair cascades down her back. The Sun (2015)They then found themselves illiquid and insolvent when the system froze up and a cascade of bad debts brought down the financial system. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The Western banking system collapsed three years ago under a cascade of bad debts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But there was no antidote if the drug triggered a cascade of activity, as appeared to have happened in this case. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He peered down into her tearful face with a twisted smile, reaching up to brush some of her wildly cascading hair from her cheek. THE WOLF AND THE DOVELocal inflammation, as we have seen, can trigger a cascade of chemical signals that result in the symptoms of sickness behaviour. PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)My eldest daughter comes down to the kitchen fresh from her shower, her thick, long blonde hair cascading down her back. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bad news is that this is causing a prolonged chemical cascade of stress hormones, which is making women depressed, overweight and in some cases infertile. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Trends of 'cascade'
In Common Usage. cascade is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'cascade'
British English: cascade NOUN
If you refer to a cascade of something, you mean that there is a large amount of it.
The women have lustrous cascades of black hair.
British English: cascade VERB
If water cascades somewhere, it pours or flows downwards very fast and in large quantities.
She hung on as the freezing, rushing water cascaded past her.
Definition of cascade from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.