Associations to the word «Barrage»
BARRAGE, noun. An artificial obstruction, such as a dam, in a river designed to increase its depth or to divert its flow
BARRAGE, noun. A heavy curtain of artillery fire directed in front of one's own troops to screen and protect them (Wikipedia)
BARRAGE, noun. A concentrated discharge of projectile weapons
BARRAGE, noun. (by extension) an overwhelming outburst of words, especially of criticism
BARRAGE, noun. (fencing) A "next hit wins" contest to determine the winner of a bout in case of a tie.
BARRAGE, verb. (transitive) to direct a barrage at; to bombard
BARRAGE BALLOON, noun. A tethered balloon, attached to the ground with a metal cable, intended to deter low-flying enemy aircraft; used especially in World War II.
BARRAGE BALLOONS, noun. Plural of barrage balloon
BARRAGE, noun. The rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written); "a barrage of questions"; "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake".
BARRAGE, noun. The heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target; "they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"; "the shelling went on for hours without pausing".
BARRAGE, verb. Address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage; "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"; "The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer".
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