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snow·ball / ˈsnōˌbôl/ • n. 1. a ball of packed snow, esp. one made for throwing at other people for fun. ∎ fig. a thing that grows rapidly in intensity or importance: the small speculator jumps in for a quick profit, adding his weight to the snowball, and the price goes up. ∎  a dessert resembling a ball of snow, esp. one containing or covered in ice cream. 2. a cocktail containing gin, anisette, and cream. • v. 1. [tr.] throw snowballs at: I made sure the other kids stopped snowballing Celia. 2. [intr.] increase rapidly in size, intensity, or importance: the campaign was snowballing. PHRASES: a snowball's chance (in hell) inf. no chance at all: the plan has a snowball's chance in hell of being accepted.

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snowball

snowball: see honeysuckle.

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snowball

snowballall, appal (US appall), awl, Bacall, ball, bawl, befall, Bengal, brawl, call, caul, crawl, Donegal, drawl, drywall, enthral (US enthrall), fall, forestall, gall, Galle, Gaul, hall, haul, maul, miaul, miscall, Montreal, Naipaul, Nepal, orle, pall, Paul, pawl, Saul, schorl, scrawl, seawall, Senegal, shawl, small, sprawl, squall, stall, stonewall, tall, thrall, trawl, wall, waul, wherewithal, withal, yawl •carryall • blackball • handball •patball • hardball • netball • baseball •paintball • speedball • heelball •meatball • stickball • pinball • spitball •racquetball • basketball • volleyball •eyeball, highball •oddball • softball • mothball •korfball • cornball •lowball, no-ball, snowball •goalball •cueball, screwball •goofball • stoolball • football •puffball • punchball • fireball •rollerball • cannonball • butterball •catchall • bradawl • holdall • Goodall

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