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English noun: shelling

1. shelling (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, barrage fire, battery, bombardment

Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

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