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noun [countable] avalanche pronunciation in American English /ˈævəˌlæntʃ/ 
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pluralavalanches
  1. 2
    a large quantity of similar things that happen within a short time
    avalanche of:

    The companies are fighting an avalanche of lawsuits nationwide.

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