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English noun: barge

1. barge (artifact) a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

Synonymsflatboat, hoy, lighter

Broader (hypernym)boat

Narrower (hyponym)dredger, houseboat, Norfolk wherry, pontoon, scow, wherry

English verb: barge

1. barge (motion) push one's way

SamplesShe barged into the meeting room.

Synonymspush forward, thrust ahead

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)belt along, bucket along, cannonball along, hasten, hie, hotfoot, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it

2. barge (motion) transport by barge on a body of water

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)send, ship, transport

Domain categorynavigation, pilotage, piloting

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