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barrage

noun (ATTACK)    /ˈbær.ɑːʒ/ US  /bəˈrɑːʒ/
[C usually singular] the action of continuously firing large guns to protect soldiers advancing on an enemy: an artillery barrageDetonation and bombardment a 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.Talking too much
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