Translation of barrage in Spanish:
- 1American English: /bəˈrɑ(d)ʒ/ British English: /ˈbarɑːʒ/ 1.1 (Military) (action)(fire)artillery barragecortina (feminine) or barrera (feminine) de fuego1.2 (deluge) a barrage of questions/criticismdescarga (feminine) de artilleríaun aluvión de preguntas/críticasExample sentences
- As a last example, suppose a development authority plans to build a barrage across an estuary to increase property values and generate opportunities for marina developments.
- Dams and irrigation barrages have also added to the woes of the dolphins.
- There is a 5mph speed limit on the whole of the river upstream of the barrage.
- Surprisingly, a few enemy soldiers and vehicles had survived the concentrated artillery barrage and helicopter attack.
- Most of the damage was done by the Sri Lankan military through air raids and artillery barrages.
- This eliminates the traditional requirement for an area fire or artillery barrage.
transitive verbAmerican English: /bəˈrɑ(d)ʒ/ British English: /ˈbarɑːʒ/
- to barrage somebody
withsomethingshe was barraged with questionsthey were barraged with complaintsla bombardearon or acosaron or acribillaron a preguntasrecibieron un aluvión de quejasExample sentences
- During our talk, he barraged me with questions about my relationship with Rowen.
- They barraged him with questions, none of which John understood save for one; ‘Who is that?’
- When Kait went downstairs that morning after taking a long, soothing shower, Aunt Sally immediately barraged her with questions.
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