Definition of snow in English:
- He stood up too and they walked out, their boots crunching though the thin layer of slush and snow covering the ground.
- A thin layer of snow had covered the ground and I was freezing.
- The tragic ending is atmospheric, with snow falling on a procession of women carrying red lanterns.
- The television shows some snow all over the screen, until a blue screen shows ‘play’ on it.
- The television filled with digital snow, casting a pale glow about the darkened room.
- The image was only partially there and most of it was static and white snow from the interference but what he wanted Boswell to see was indeed on the tape.
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- At the end of the road we stop and it is snowing fairly heavily.
- This morning… can you believe it… it is snowing!
- I feel so cozy inside when it is snowing - something I miss from living in Edmonton.
- We were snowed in, the snow had stopped just before the top of the windows.
- Last year we were snowed in and it took two days to clear the snow away.
- He was at Bacup during the severe winter of 1947, when trains were snowed up in the Whitworth area.
- He used you people, played on your sympathy and thoroughly snowed you.
- Then he snows her with rapid-fire comments and returns to the ‘you're forgiven’ angle.
- She knew she ought to be furious; he hadn't exactly snowed her, but he'd taken advantage of a faith she didn't put in many people, of the memories of her childhood.
sledge from Old English:
The sledge that is a vehicle used on snow and ice came in the late 16th century from Dutch and is related to sled (Middle English), sleigh (early 18th century), slide (Old English), and slither (Middle English). Sleigh is from Dutch, and was originally adopted in North America. To take for a sleigh ride is a dated slang phrase meaning ‘to mislead’, from the use of sleigh ride for an implausible or false story or a hoax. A sleigh ride could also mean ‘a drug-induced high’—this went with the use of snow for cocaine in white powder form, an early 20th-century use for this Old English word. As a name for what we would now more usually call a sledgehammer, the other sledge is recorded in Old English and goes back to a root meaning ‘to strike’ and related to slay. A sledgehammer is a large, heavy hammer used for jobs such as breaking rocks and driving in fence posts, so to take a sledgehammer to crack a nut is to use a disproportionately forceful means to achieve a simple objective. The expression is recorded in the 1930s, but a decade earlier an American version use a sledgehammer to kill a gnat appears. In the 1970s Australian cricketers started sledging, or making offensive or needling remarks to opposing batsmen in an attempt to break their concentration. The idea behind the term is the crudity and lack of subtlety involved in using a sledge or sledgehammer.
be snowed under
- Be overwhelmed with a large quantity of something, especially work: he’s been snowed under with urgent casesMore example sentences
- He says he has now paid the client her £400, while the delays in replying to the letters happened when he was snowed under with work.
- I was snowed under in college with exams, just as I am with projects now.
- The report, for the year 1999, shows the 11 member board is snowed under by a growing backlog of complaints despite a fall in the number of fresh complaints for that year.
- Example sentences
- Brandon traverses a short snowless section of the path.
- We continued climbing towards the impressive, albeit snowless, peak of Keansani.
- We eschew snow because it's a pain to shovel and makes driving difficult, but in the parts of the world that need it, a snowless winter can be devastating to the crops and the water table.
- Example sentences
- On the surface, there are shells, fish bones and a snowlike powder left behind by the alkaline waters.
- In low-light trials, this noise grew almost to snowlike patterns from the increasing gain.
- Wearing shorts, flip-flops and a ventilator mask, he was shrouded in a swirling cloud of snowlike particles.
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