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English noun: barrage

1. barrage (communication) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

SamplesA barrage of questions.
A bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake.

Synonymsbombardment, onslaught, outpouring

Broader (hypernym)language, linguistic communication

2. barrage (act) the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

SamplesThey laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops.
The shelling went on for hours without pausing.

Synonymsbarrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling

Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

English verb: barrage

1. barrage (communication) address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

SamplesThe speaker was barraged by an angry audience.
The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

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