Definition of cascade verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cascade

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//kæˈskeɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæˈskeɪd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cascade
    BrE BrE//kæˈskeɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæˈskeɪd//
     
    he / she / it cascades
    BrE BrE//kæˈskeɪdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæˈskeɪdz//
     
    past simple cascaded
    BrE BrE//kæˈskeɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæˈskeɪdɪd//
     
    past participle cascaded
    BrE BrE//kæˈskeɪdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæˈskeɪdɪd//
     
    -ing form cascading
    BrE BrE//kæˈskeɪdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kæˈskeɪdɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. to flow downwards in large amounts Water cascaded down the mountainside.
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (formal) to fall or hang in large amounts Blonde hair cascaded over her shoulders.
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, from Italian cascata, from cascare ‘to fall’, based on Latin casus ‘fall’, related to cadere ‘to fall’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cascade

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