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broadside

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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broadsidebroad‧side1 /ˈbrɔːdsaɪd $ ˈbrɒːd-/ noun [countable]  1 CRITICIZEa strong criticism of someone or something Can the government survive this latest broadside from its own supporters?2 PMNan attack in which all the guns on one side of a ship are fired at the same time
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broadsidea broadside against abortionWhen the Merrimac approached, they delivered broadsides and were then towed back with promptness.After spending 17 years in Congress hurling broadsides at foreign creditors and defending state enterprises, Mr Franco has changed course.There were numerous illustrated broadsides and woodcuts which carried their message in visual form.It printed prose and verse in broadside and chapbook form till its activities were cut short by the War.
broadsidebroadside2 adverb  SIDEwith the longest side facing something syn sidewaysbroadside to I brought the boat in broadside to the beach.
Examples from the Corpus
broadsideHis van was hit broadside by a speeding car.
Related topics: Motor vehicles
broadsidebroadside3 verb [transitive]  especially American EnglishTTCACCIDENT to crash into the side of another vehicle
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Examples from the Corpus
broadsideJerry's car was broadsided by a pickup truck.
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Verb table
broadside
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybroadside
he, she, itbroadsides
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybroadsided
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave broadsided
he, she, ithas broadsided
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad broadsided
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill broadside
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have broadsided
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam broadsiding
he, she, itis broadsiding
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you, we, theyare broadsiding
Past
I, he, she, itwas broadsiding
you, we, theywere broadsiding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been broadsiding
he, she, ithas been broadsiding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been broadsiding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be broadsiding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been broadsiding
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