barrage Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “barrage” in the English Dictionary

"barrage" in British English

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uk   /ˈbær.ɑːʒ/  us   /bəˈrɑːʒ/

barrage noun (ATTACK)

[C usually singular] the ​action of ​continuouslyfiringlargeguns to ​protectsoldiersadvancing on an ​enemy: an ​artillery barragea barrage of sth a ​greatnumber of ​complaints, ​criticisms, or ​questionssuddenlydirected 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 ​builtacross a ​river to ​providewater for ​farming, to ​produceelectricity, or to ​allowboats to ​travel more ​easily: The ​proposedtidal barrage would ​generate enough ​electricity to ​supply 80,000 ​homes.
(Definition of barrage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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barragenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /bəˈrɑʒ, -ˈrɑdʒ/
a ​continuousfiring of ​largeguns, esp. to ​protectsoldiersadvancing on an ​enemy: an ​artillery barrage A barrage is also a ​greatnumber of ​complaints, ​criticisms, or ​questionssuddenlydirected at someone: Morris ​fired off a barrage of ​questions about Halperin’s ​politics.
(Definition of barrage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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