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English noun: volley

1. volley (act) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

SamplesOur fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise.

Synonymsburst, fusillade, salvo

Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

2. volley (act) a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces

Broader (hypernym)return

Antonymsground stroke

English verb: volley

1. volley (motion) be dispersed in a volley

SamplesGun shots volleyed at the attackers.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out

Verb groupvolley

2. volley (contact) hit before it touches the ground

SamplesVolley the tennis ball.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hit

3. volley (contact) discharge in, or as if in, a volley

SamplesThe attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)discharge

Verb groupvolley

4. volley (competition) make a volley

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)play

Domain categorycourt game

5. volley (communication) utter rapidly

SamplesVolley a string of curses.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter

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