snowball Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions
sweet sand verbena; Abronia elliptica.
noun ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce
noun ball of crushed ice with fruit syrup
noun snow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)
verb increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate
verb throw snowballs at
- A round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass.
- (Bot.) The Guelder-rose.
a snowball's chance in hell, [Colloq.] no chance; an infinitesimal chance.
Snow"ball` transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Snowballed ; present participle & verbal noun Snowballing
- To pelt with snowballs; to throw snowballs at.
Snow"ball` intransitive verb
- To throw snowballs.
2. To increase in magnitude with accelerating momentum, achieving large proportions; -- by analogy with a snowball rolling down a steep hill, causing a large snow slide.
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