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cold snap

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcold snapˈcold snap noun [countable]  COLDa sudden short period of very cold weather
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cold snapThe warming phase was interrupted by a cold snap in which the first flip from warm to cool took only three years.A week into April it snowed deeply, half-thawed, and froze in a cold snap.A bout of selling on the stock exchange, perhaps, or a cold snap that reopens the fuel price issue.They seemed to be talking about the recent cold snap.Despite the cold snap, a white Christmas was an unlikely prospect for most people.
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