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Noun: barrage  bu'raazh or bu'raaj [N. Amer], ba-raazh or ba-raaj [Brit]
  1. The rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)
    "a barrage of questions";
    - bombardment, outpouring, onslaught
     
  2. 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";
    - barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling
     
  3. An artificial obstruction in a river designed to prevent flooding or divert its flow
Verb: barrage  bu'raazh or bu'raaj [N. Amer], ba-raazh or ba-raaj [Brit]
  1. Address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
    "The speaker was barraged by an angry audience";
    - bombard

Derived forms: barraging, barrages, barraged

Type of: assail, assault, attack, fire, firing, language, lash out, linguistic communication, round, snipe

Encyclopedia: Barrage