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broadside

Pronunciation: /ˈbrɔːdsaɪd/

Translation of broadside in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (volley) andanada (feminine) 1.2 (attack) ataque (masculine), invectiva (feminine) to deliver a broadside against sb/sth arremeter contra algn/algo, lanzar* una invectiva contra algn/algo
    Example sentences
    • In an apparent bid to save the crumbling alliance, the two men met yesterday at an undisclosed venue in Cape Town after firing public broadsides at each other for over a week.
    • But Berkovic refused to go without a firing a broadside at O'Neill, claiming the Hoops boss ‘did not even speak’ to the former club record signing.
    • He has blown onto the scene in a torrent of invective, firing broadside after broadside at the crumbling bastions of public morality.
    Example sentences
    • To do this they would have to come up alongside our ships leaving them exposed to a broadside from English cannons on our ships.
    • The Monitor proved impervious to the Virginia's broadsides and captured the imaginations of naval officials and the public.
    • HMS Duke of York fired 80 broadsides; and the Allied ships fired a total of 2,195 shells during the engagement.

adverb/adverbio ( also broadside on)

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