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Etymology

From French barrage

Noun

Singular
barrage

Plural
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  1. an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow
  2. a heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them
  3. a concentrated discharge of projectile weapons
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism
  5. (fencing) A "next hit wins" fight-off to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to barrage

Third person singular
barrag

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to barrage (third-person singular simple present barrag, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. to direct a barrage at someone; to bombard

Related terms


French

Etymology

barrer + -age

Pronunciation

Noun

barrage m. (plural barrages)

  1. dam, barrage
  2. barrier

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