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barrage

noun uk   /ˈbær.ɑːʒ/  us   /bəˈrɑːʒ/

barrage noun (ATTACK)

[C usually singular] the action of continuously firing large guns to protect soldiers advancing on an enemy: an artillery barragea barrage of sth a great number of complaints, criticisms, or questions suddenly directed at someone: The TV station has received a barrage of complaints about the amount of violence in the series. He faced a barrage of questions over his handling of the problem.

barrage noun (STRUCTURE)

[C] a structure that is built across a river to provide water for farming, to produce electricity, or to allow boats to travel more easily: The proposed tidal barrage would generate enough electricity to supply 80,000 homes.
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