verb (used with object), bar·raged, bar·rag·ing.
- barracks lawyer,
- barrage balloon,
Origin of barrage
Examples from the Web for barrage
The barrage and immediacy of these images magnifies these horrors.
Ultimately, The Slap becomes something heartwarming amidst the barrage of stinging smacks.Viral Video of the Day: Slapping Brings People Together|Alex Chancey|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Styles quickly removed the photo from his Twitter account, but not before fielding a barrage of angry tweets.Pharrell, Harry Styles, and Native American Appropriation|Amy Zimmerman|June 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What possible change can any one citizen instigate against that barrage of anti-intellectual, gun-toting paranoia?
I became numb to the barrage of smells: citrus disinfectants, burning trash, sewage, sweat, and diesel.How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan|Nick Willard|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nor the day after; I shall be busy with the ‘Barrage’ Committee.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
When our barrage came down, Mac's tank was in position one hundred and fifty yards from it.A Company of Tanks|W. H. L. Watson
The 6th Gordon Highlanders, attacking the trenches they had raided, reached all their objectives behind the barrage.The History of the 51st (Highland) Division 1914-1918|Frederick William Bewsher
Just what the North Sea barrage accomplished, in the actual destruction of submarines, will never be definitely known.The Victory At Sea|William Sowden Sims
Our barrage had lifted, but we saw no sign of advancing infantry.Pushed and the Return Push|George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Word Origin for barrage
1859, "action of barring; man-made barrier in a stream," from French barrer "to stop," from barre "bar," from Old French barre (see bar (n.1)). Artillery sense is 1916, from World War I French phrase tir de barrage "barrier fire" intended to isolate the objective. As a verb by 1917. Related: Barraged; barraging.