verb (used with object), bar·reled, bar·rel·ing or (especially British) bar·relled, bar·rel·ling.
verb (used without object), bar·reled, bar·rel·ing or (especially British) bar·relled, bar·rel·ling.
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Idioms for barrel
Origin of barrel
OTHER WORDS FROM barrelhalf-barrel, nounun·bar·reled, adjectiveun·bar·relled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for barrel
Barnum was there, and bought it all, lock, stock, and barrel.When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners|Lee Alan Dugatkin|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
With his big, barrel chest and narrow, little hips, Archie looks like two dogs grafted together at the midpoint.More dog tales: We’re learning the quirks of Archie the rescue|John Kelly|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Most geoscientists, he says, believe that the salt is impermeable, which means there’s no chance for the waste to escape into the surrounding environment even if one of the barrels holding the material were to leak.Finding homes for the waste that will (probably) outlive humanity|Katie McLean|October 21, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Our adversaries have wised up, and now they’re attacking our elections, which is like shooting fish in a barrel.
That makes it responsible for three times more carbon emissions than a barrel of “light crude,” which gushes out of the ground in Saudi Arabia.Global fuel standards are pushing the dirtiest oil out of the market|Michael J. Coren|October 12, 2020|Quartz
He ran like he was barreling down the stairs and he struggled to climb the 15-foot-tall drum riser.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks.|David Masciotra|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twenty minutes later, U.S. striker Jozy Altidore was barreling down the left sideline at top speed in pursuit of the ball.Will Jozy Altidore Be Team USA’s World Cup Savior vs. Belgium?|Emily Shire|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These bold adventurers made use of the land in the New World only for drying, salting and barreling their fish.The Bounty of the Chesapeake|James Wharton
By this method the apples are sorted both at the picking and barreling time.
Among these the subject of pickling and barreling is thoroughly treated, renewing pork brine; care of barrels, etc.Home Pork Making|A. W. Fulton
For packing, salting, and barreling beef, this city gives place to no other in Europe.
The mail, we read, was kept bright by barreling, but does not appear to have presented much scope for decoration.Armour in England|J. Starkie Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for barrel
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled
Word Origin for barrel
Idioms and Phrases with barrel
see both barrels; bottom of the barrel; cash on the barrelhead; like shooting fish in a barrel; lock, stock, and barrel; more fun than a barrel of monkeys; over a barrel; pork barrel; rotten apple (spoils the barrel).