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barrage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
barragebar‧rage1 /ˈbærɑːʒ $ bəˈrɑːʒ/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable usually singular]PMWSHOOT the continuous firing of guns, dropping of bombs etc, especially to protect soldiers as they move towards an enemybarrage of a barrage of anti-aircraft fire2 [singular]ASK A QUESTION a lot of criticism, questions, complaints etc that are said at the same time, or very quickly one after anotherbarrage of a barrage of questions
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barragea barrage of anti-aircraft fireUS warplanes continued their barrage again this morning.barrage ofCity officials faced a barrage of angry questions from local residents.
Related topics: Water
barragebar‧rage2 /ˈbærɑːʒ $ ˈbɑːrɪdʒ/ noun [countable]  TATTWa wall of earth, stones etc built across a river to provide water for farming or to prevent floodingdam
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barrageHe and Jimmy lay beneath the wagon as a barrage of hailstones beat hard on the planks above.Instead of charging bulls, Professor Ito bravely faces a barrage of puns.In a welcome burst of committed journalism, the press also let loose with a barrage of criticism.For at least a month before Christmas we were subjected to an endless barrage of ads for fattening festive foods.The authority is hoping to collect as much information as possible on the Tees course fishery in the light of the river's barrage development.Lopsided and vulnerable, he tried to climb the barrage and get to the second balloon.Blacks, as groups or individually, continued the barrage of written complaints during the Calvin Coolidge administration.The barrage will be beyond it, round the bend.
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