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Meaning of “barge” in the English Dictionary

"barge" in British English

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bargeverb [I or T, usually + adv/prep]

uk   /bɑːdʒ/  us   /bɑːrdʒ/
to ​hurrysomewhere or through a ​place in a ​rude and ​forceful way: They barged through the ​crowds. When the ​doorsopened she barged her way to the ​front of the ​queue. The man barged (= ​pushed) into her and ​ran on without ​stopping.
Phrasal verbs

bargenoun [C]

uk   /bɑːdʒ/  us   /bɑːrdʒ/
a ​longboat with a ​flatbottom, used for ​carryingheavyobjects on ​rivers or canals
(Definition of barge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bargenoun [C]

 us   /bɑrdʒ/
  • barge noun [C] (BOAT)

a ​longboat with a ​flatbottom, used for ​carryingheavyloads

bargeverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /bɑrdʒ/
to ​forceyour way ​rudely or ​suddenly and ​quickly: You ought to ​knockinstead of just barging into my ​office.
(Definition of barge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “barge”
in Korean 바지선…
in Arabic مَرْكِب لِنَقْل البَضائع…
in Malaysian baj…
in French chaland, péniche…
in Russian баржа…
in Chinese (Traditional) (魯莽地)衝,闖…
in Italian chiatta…
in Turkish mavna, yük gemisi…
in Polish barka…
in Spanish barcaza…
in Vietnamese sà lan…
in Portuguese barcaça…
in Thai เรือท้องแบน…
in German der Lastkahn, das Frachtschiff, das Motorschiff…
in Catalan barcassa…
in Japanese (平底の)荷船, はしけ…
in Chinese (Simplified) (鲁莽地)冲,闯…
in Indonesian bargas, tongkang…
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