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barge

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
bargebarge1 /bɑːdʒ $ bɑːrdʒ/ noun  [countable]TTW a large low boat with a flat bottom, used for carrying goods on a canal or river
Examples from the Corpus
bargeIt was even better than going by barge.A network of subsidized cargo barges and water taxis would be introduced on the city's canals to compensate.Each barge weighs about 850 tons and carries about eleven hundred tons of steel.The Columbia River was a traffic jam of barges carrying bauxite to the smelters in Longview, Washington.There must be lots of barge owners wanting similar gang-planks.No one had seen them lift themselves from the barges or soar upward.It seemed that he was not, after all, a true barge dweller.
bargebarge2 verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]  PUSHto move somewhere in a rough careless way, often hitting against things syn push She ran outside, barging past bushes and shrubs.barge your way through/to etc something She barged her way through the shopping crowds. barge in→ See Verb table
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bargeThe others are always barging about the kitchen and the living-room.He took a glass of water till the Home Guard barged in and waved a muckle pistol in his face.He was lonely and broke and had already barged in for the loan of a cupful of Quaker oats.What am I, crazy, barging in on strangers trying to have a peaceful meal?She just barged into me, without even apologizing.Made his name barging into their clubs and smashing up their meeting halls.A woman carrying a large basket barged past me to the front of the line.A couple of kids barged past the guards at the door.They were wild like animals, free-falling 15 feet or barging through the monuments.
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Verb table
barge
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybarge
he, she, itbarges
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybarged
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave barged
he, she, ithas barged
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad barged
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill barge
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have barged
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam barging
he, she, itis barging
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you, we, theyare barging
Past
I, he, she, itwas barging
you, we, theywere barging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been barging
he, she, ithas been barging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been barging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be barging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been barging
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