snowball(
sno
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bal
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (ball of snow)
a. la bola de nieve
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Ally threw a snowball at me that hit me right in the face.Ally me tiró una bola de nieve que me dio de lleno en la cara.
The little kids made a tiny snowman with three snowballs.Los niñitos hicieron un muñeco de nieve chiquito con tres bolas de nieve.
2. (beverage) (United Kingdom)
a. el snowball
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
To make the perfect snowball you need Advocaat.Para hacer un snowball perfecto necesitas Advocaat.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to increase)
a. crecer de manera exponencial (project, business)
We hope this fundraising idea will snowball around the world and become a regular event.Esperamos que esta idea para recaudar fondos crezca de manera exponencial en todo el mundo, y que se convierta en un hecho habitual.
b. multiplicarse (problems)
If you don't take action, minor problems can snowball into a crisis.Si no actúas, los problemas menores pueden multiplicarse hasta convertirse en una crisis.
c. ir acumulándose (problems)
His debts began to snowball and he ended up being declared bankrupt.Sus deudas iban acumulándose y acabó en la bancarrota.
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snowball
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la bola de nieve
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
snowball fightguerra de bolas de nieve
2. (colloquial)
a.
she hasn't a snowball's chance (in hell)lo tiene muy crudo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (problems)
a. multiplicarse
4. (project)
a. crecer vertiginosamente
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snowball [ˈsnəʊbɔːl]
noun
bola (f) de nieve
transitive verb
lanzar bolas de nieve a
intransitive verb
aumentar progresivamente; ir aumentándose
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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