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cascade (s) (noun), cascades (pl)
1. A waterfall or several waterfalls that go over rocks: "The tourists were enjoying watching the cascades of the stream flowing over the stones."
2. A big amount of something that hangs down: "Marge had a cascade of blond hair falling down her back."
3. Something that is falling in a progressive manner or a series of fast steps: "The decision of the government officials set off a cascade of negative responses by the general public."

"Jason watched as the religious pilgrims climbed on their knees up the cascade of stairs to the cathedral."

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cascade (verb), cascades; cascaded; cascading
1. To flow down or to hang down in large quantities: "When Lina heard that her sister died, her tears cascaded down her cheeks."

"Helena's dark hair cascaded down her back all the way to her waist."

2. To move on to others through the years: "The poverty of past generations of the country has cascaded down into the present offspring."
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cascade (kah SKAYD) (s) (noun), cascades (pl)
1. A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks; a falling of water: The rain formed a cascade against the windshield of our car.
2. Etymology: from French which came from Italian cascata, from cascare, "to fall", from Vulgar Latin casicare based on Latin cadere, "to fall".

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