English noun: barrage
|1.||barrage (communication) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)|
|Samples||A barrage of questions.|
A bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake.
|Synonyms||bombardment, 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|
|Samples||They laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops.|
The shelling went on for hours without pausing.
|Synonyms||barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling|
|Broader (hypernym)||fire, firing|
English verb: barrage
|1.||barrage (communication) address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage|
|Samples||The speaker was barraged by an angry audience.|
The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|Broader (hypernym)||assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe|