snowball

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. i., informal, accelerate, gain momentum, pick up speed. See increase.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To increase or expand suddenly, rapidly, or without control: explode, mushroom. See INCREASE. 2. To make or become greater or larger: aggrandize, amplify, augment, boost, build, build up, burgeon, enlarge, escalate, expand, extend, grow, increase, magnify, mount, multiply, proliferate, rise, run up, soar, swell, upsurge, wax. Informal: beef up. See INCREASE.

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