Confuse vs Snowball - What's the difference?

confuse | snowball |


As verbs the difference between confuse and snowball

is that confuse is to thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder while snowball is to rapidly grow out of proportion or control.

As a noun snowball is

a ball of snow, usually one made in the hand and thrown for amusement in a snowball fight; also a larger ball of snow made by rolling a snowball around in snow that sticks to it and increases its diameter.

confuse

English

Verb

(confus)
  • To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.
  • (obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
  • To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
  • To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  • To mistake one thing for another.
  • Synonyms

    * flummox * mistake * See also

    See also

    * discombobulate ----

    snowball

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A ball of snow, usually one made in the hand and thrown for amusement in a snowball fight; also a larger ball of snow made by rolling a snowball around in snow that sticks to it and increases its diameter.
  • A cocktail made from lemonade and advocaat.
  • (figuratively) Something that snowballs (grows rapidly out of control).
  • * 2005 , Eldad Ben-Yosef, The Evolution of the US Airline Industry
  • Representatives of the small airlines that felt betrayed by Brown's policy started a political snowball rolling, resulting in the Airmail Act of 1934...
  • A sex act involving passing ejaculated semen from one person's mouth to another's.
  • (US) A type of ice dessert.
  • A type of cake.
  • Derived terms

    * a snowball’s chance]], a , a [[snowball's chance in hell, snowball’s chance in hell * besnowball * cast snowballs * Chinese snowball * New York snowball * snowball bush * snowball cactus * Snowball Earth hypothesis * snowball effect * snowball fight * snowball hammer * snowball marches * snowball opacity * snowball prime * snowball sampling * snowball tree

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To rapidly grow out of proportion or control.
  • The high unemployment rates quickly snowballed into a major budget problem for the government.
  • To play at throwing snowballs.
  • To pelt with snowballs; to throw snowballs at.
  • (sexual slang ) To receive a man's ejaculate in one's mouth, and then to pass it back and forth between one's mouth and his.
  • Derived terms

    * snowballing