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snowball

['snəubɔːl]

  1. сущ.

    1. снежок, снежный ком

    2. денежный сбор, при котором каждый участник обязуется привлечь ещё несколько участников

    3. кул.

      1. блюдо или сладость, напоминающие по внешнему виду снежок, снежный ком

      2. брит. "снежок" (коктейль из яичного ликёра адвокат и лимонада)

      3. амер. "снежок" (десерт из накрошенного льда с сиропом)

      1. бот.; = snowball tree; = snowball bush калина

      2. гроздья белых цветков калины

  2. гл.

    1. лепить снежки

    2. играть в снежки; обстреливать снежками

    3. расти как снежный ком; быстро расти, быстро увеличиваться

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snowball

['snəǔbɔːl]

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снежок, снежный ком

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The people who survive avoid snowball scenarios in which bad trades cause them to become emotionally destabilized and make more bad trades.
Те, кто выжил, избегают сценариев, в которых плохие сделки заставляют их становится эмоционально неустойчивыми и совершать еще больше плохих сделок.
Schwager, Jack D. / The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top TradersШвагер, Джек Д. / Новые маги рынка: беседы с лучшими трейдерами Америки
Новые маги рынка: беседы с лучшими трейдерами Америки
Швагер, Джек Д.
© Альпина Бизнес Букс, перевод, оформление, 2004
© Jack D. Schwager, 1992
The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America's Top Traders
Schwager, Jack D.
© 1992 by Jack D. Schwager
"I don't want you all to be disappointed, but I doubt if there'll be enough snow for a snowball, even."
– Мне жаль вас огорчать, но, боюсь, снега не хватит даже на порядочный снежный ком.
Lee, Harper / To Kill a MockingbirdЛи, Харпер / Убить пересмешника
Убить пересмешника
Ли, Харпер
© Издательство "Молодая гвардия", 1964
To Kill a Mockingbird
Lee, Harper
© renewed 1988
© 1960 by Harper Lee
From a distance, Europa had seemed like a giant snowball, reflecting the light of the far-off sun with remarkable efficiency.
Издали Европа выглядела огромным снежным шаром, с необычайной интенсивностью отражавшим свет далекого Солнца.
Clarke, Arthur Charles / 2001 A Space OdysseyКларк, Артур Чарльз / 2001: Космическая одиссея
2001: Космическая одиссея
Кларк, Артур Чарльз
© Издательство "Мир", 1970
2001 A Space Odyssey
Clarke, Arthur Charles
© Arthur С. Clarke and Polaris Productions, Inc., 1968
Snowball was a more vivacious pig than Napoleon, quicker in speech and more inventive, but was not considered to have the same depth of character.
Сноуболл отличался большей живостью характера, быстрой речью и изобретательностью, но относительно меньшей серьезностью.
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
The animals listened first to Napoleon, then to Snowball, and could not make up their minds which was right; indeed they always found themselves in agreement with the one who was speaking at the moment.
Животные слушали сначала Наполеона, затем Сноуболла и никак не могли понять, кто же из них прав, надо отметить, они всегда соглашались с тем, кто говорил в данный момент.
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
It seemed to them as though Snowball were some kind of invisible influence, pervading the air about them and menacing them with all kinds of dangers.
Им казалось, что Сноуболл стал чем-то вроде духа, незримо пребывающего на ферме и призывающего на их головы все беды мира.
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
It was noticed that whenever he seemed on the point of coming to an agreement with Frederick, Snowball was declared to be in hiding at Foxwood, while when he inclined towards Pilkington, Snowball was said to be at Pinchfild.
Бросалось в глаза, что, как только Наполеон склонялся к соглашению с мистером Фредериком, становилось известно, что Сноуболл скрывается в Фоксвуде, а как только он решал иметь дело с мистером Пилкингтоном, Сноуболл объявлялся в Пинчфилде.
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
Comrades, here and now I pronounce the death sentence upon Snowball.
Товарищи, здесь, на этом месте, я объявляю смертный приговор Сноуболлу!
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
Snowball did not deny that to build it would be a difficult business.
Сноуболл держался той точки зрения, что построить мельницу будет не так уж трудно.
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
Suppose you had decided to follow Snowball, with his moonshine of windmills—Snowball, who, as we now know, was no better than a criminal?'
Представьте себе, что вы дали бы увлечь себя воздушными замками Сноуболла - этого проходимца, который, как нам теперь известно, является преступником...
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
(How these were to be procured Snowball did not say.)
(Как их достать, Сноуболл не говорил.)
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
Snowball was in league with Jones from the very start!
С самого начала Сноуболл был на стороне Джонса!
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
and at the word 'Snowball' all the dogs let out blood-curdling growls and showed their side teem.
- И при слове "Сноуболл" собаки кровожадно зарычали, оскалив клыки.
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
Do you not remember how, just at the moment when Jones and his men had got inside the yard, Snowball suddenly turned and fled, and many animals followed him?
Разве вы не помните, как в этот самый момент, когда Джонс и его люди ворвались во двор, Сноуболл внезапно повернулся и кинулся в бегство, увлекая за собой остальных?
Orwell, George / Animal FarmОруэлл, Джордж / Скотный двор
Скотный двор
Оруэлл, Джордж
© 1945, Джордж Оруэлл
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1973, Sonia Orwell
© 1988 Журнал «Родник». Рига
© Илан Полоцк, перевод
Animal Farm
Orwell, George
© 1945, Harcourt, Inc
© 1945, George Orwell
© renewed 1973, Sonia Orwell
School officials were inexplicably afraid that we'd throw snowballs packed with glass shards or razor blades, though I had no clue how they thought we'd get a hold of that kind of stuff in the first place.
Наши наставники непонятно почему опасались, что в снежках могут оказаться осколки стекла или бритвенные лезвия, хотя я, убей меня, не понимала откуда.
Mead, Richelle / FrostbiteМид, Райчел / Ледяной укус
Ледяной укус
Мид, Райчел
© Перевод. Б.Жужунава. 2009
© Издание на русском языке, ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2009
© 2008 Richelle Mead
Frostbite
Mead, Richelle
© 2008 Richelle Mead

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'snəubɔːlNounснежок; снежный комExamples

I made a snowball and pelted with it. — Я слепил снежок и запустил им.

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Collocations

snowball sampling
формирование выборки методом "снежного кома"
snowball tree
калина
like a snowball
лавинообразно
snowball fight
снежки
snowball effect
эффект снежного кома
a snowball's chance
ничтожный шанс
a snowball's chance in hell
ничтожный шанс
snowballing process
лавинообразный процесс

Word forms

snowball

noun
SingularPlural
Common casesnowballsnowballs
Possessive casesnowball'ssnowballs'

snowball

verb
Basic forms
Pastsnowballed
Imperativesnowball
Present Participle (Participle I)snowballing
Past Participle (Participle II)snowballed
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I snowballwe snowball
you snowballyou snowball
he/she/it snowballsthey snowball
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am snowballingwe are snowballing
you are snowballingyou are snowballing
he/she/it is snowballingthey are snowballing
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have snowballedwe have snowballed
you have snowballedyou have snowballed
he/she/it has snowballedthey have snowballed
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been snowballingwe have been snowballing
you have been snowballingyou have been snowballing
he/she/it has been snowballingthey have been snowballing
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I snowballedwe snowballed
you snowballedyou snowballed
he/she/it snowballedthey snowballed
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was snowballingwe were snowballing
you were snowballingyou were snowballing
he/she/it was snowballingthey were snowballing
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had snowballedwe had snowballed
you had snowballedyou had snowballed
he/she/it had snowballedthey had snowballed
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been snowballingwe had been snowballing
you had been snowballingyou had been snowballing
he/she/it had been snowballingthey had been snowballing
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will snowballwe shall/will snowball
you will snowballyou will snowball
he/she/it will snowballthey will snowball
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be snowballingwe shall/will be snowballing
you will be snowballingyou will be snowballing
he/she/it will be snowballingthey will be snowballing
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have snowballedwe shall/will have snowballed
you will have snowballedyou will have snowballed
he/she/it will have snowballedthey will have snowballed
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been snowballingwe shall/will have been snowballing
you will have been snowballingyou will have been snowballing
he/she/it will have been snowballingthey will have been snowballing
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would snowballwe should/would snowball
you would snowballyou would snowball
he/she/it would snowballthey would snowball
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be snowballingwe should/would be snowballing
you would be snowballingyou would be snowballing
he/she/it would be snowballingthey would be snowballing
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have snowballedwe should/would have snowballed
you would have snowballedyou would have snowballed
he/she/it would have snowballedthey would have snowballed
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been snowballingwe should/would have been snowballing
you would have been snowballingyou would have been snowballing
he/she/it would have been snowballingthey would have been snowballing
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am snowballedwe are snowballed
you are snowballedyou are snowballed
he/she/it is snowballedthey are snowballed
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being snowballedwe are being snowballed
you are being snowballedyou are being snowballed
he/she/it is being snowballedthey are being snowballed
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been snowballedwe have been snowballed
you have been snowballedyou have been snowballed
he/she/it has been snowballedthey have been snowballed
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was snowballedwe were snowballed
you were snowballedyou were snowballed
he/she/it was snowballedthey were snowballed
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being snowballedwe were being snowballed
you were being snowballedyou were being snowballed
he/she/it was being snowballedthey were being snowballed
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been snowballedwe had been snowballed
you had been snowballedyou had been snowballed
he/she/it had been snowballedthey had been snowballed
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be snowballedwe shall/will be snowballed
you will be snowballedyou will be snowballed
he/she/it will be snowballedthey will be snowballed
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been snowballedwe shall/will have been snowballed
you will have been snowballedyou will have been snowballed
he/she/it will have been snowballedthey will have been snowballed