snow under


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snow

 (snō)
n.
1. Frozen precipitation consisting of hexagonally symmetrical ice crystals that form soft, white flakes.
2. A falling of snow; a snowstorm.
3. Something resembling snow, as:
a. The white specks on a television screen resulting from weak reception.
b. Slang Cocaine.
c. Slang Heroin.
v. snowed, snow·ing, snows
v.intr.
To fall as or in snow.
v.tr.
1. To cover, shut off, or close off with snow: We were snowed in.
2. Slang To overwhelm with insincere talk, especially with flattery.
Phrasal Verb:
snow under
1. To overwhelm: I was snowed under with work.
2. To defeat by a very large margin.

[Middle English, from Old English snāw; see sneigwh- in Indo-European roots.]
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Translations

w>snow under

vt sep (inf, usu pass) to be snowed under (with work) → reichlich eingedeckt sein; (with requests) → überhäuft werden
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