Definition of snowbound in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsnəʊbaʊnd


  • 1Prevented from travelling or going out by snow or snowy weather: he was snowbound in the nearby mountains
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    • Several of Kevin's fellow snowbound superintendents have snow removal duties, snowmobile businesses, snow grooming and cross-country ski trails to maintain.
    • Years later, while snowbound in his Canadian home-in-exile with only the odd visits from the local librarian for company, he is dispassionate about the moral choices he's made.
    • And, if you've got some time to kill at work (or if you're snowbound like us Washingtonians), take a tour of the Framley Museum.
  • 1.1Covered in snow or inaccessible because of it: a snowbound Alpine village
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    • I fingered the little figurine and remembered over years the snowbound village, the dreadful lunch guests, and the vicar's mild, foolish face.
    • He spends his days stealing beer and cigarettes to numb the boredom of life in the miniscule, snowbound village he has grown up in.
    • The village of Oberndorf was snowbound, and the candlelit midnight mass had come to an abrupt end.

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