verb (used without object), barged, barg·ing.
verb (used with object), barged, barg·ing.
- Also barge in on.to force oneself upon, especially rudely; interfere in: to barge into a conversation.
- to bump into; collide with: He started to run away and barged into a passer-by.
- bargaining agent,
- bargaining chip,
- bargaining level,
- bargaining scope,
- bargaining unit,
- barge couple,
- barge course,
- barge in,
- barge spike,
Origin of barge
Examples from the Web for barge
I wandered around aimlessly for a while, then gave the goose to an acquiescent hippy on a barge.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The offices are on a barge that has floated in the river since 1976, but which is on dry land today.
She had no need for magic arts and charms given her barge with gilded stern and soaring purple sails.
When in doubt, barge into the meeting, argue, then call him out on sleeping in his office.
It has made me quite as happy to get this barge for you, and to make it comfortable, as it can do you both to receive it.The Lost Heir|G. A. Henty
They went to unload shakes and poles for stable from a barge.An Artilleryman's Diary|Jenkin Lloyd Jones
The third person in the stern-sheets of the barge was Mr. Augustus Pelham.Up The Baltic|Oliver Optic
"A barge is ready to conduct you to the shore," continued the admiral, leading the young soldier to the side of the vessel.Calavar|Robert Montgomery Bird
A barge came up, breaking the floating ice and the silence, and a woman steered it.The Uncommercial Traveller|Charles Dickens
Word Origin for barge
c.1300, "small seagoing vessel with sails," from Old French barge, Old Provençal barca, from Medieval Latin barga, perhaps from Celtic, or perhaps from Latin *barica, from Greek baris "Egyptian boat," from Coptic bari "small boat." Meaning "flat-bottomed freight boat" dates from late 15c.
"to journey by barge," 1590s, from barge (n.). The form barge into and the sense "crash heavily into," in reference to the rough handling of barges, dates from 1830s, American English. Related: Barged; barging.