bar·rage 2 (bə-räzh)
1. A coordinated discharge or bombardment using artillery, missiles, or firearms, especially when directed against an enemy's lines, as to provide cover for advancing troops.
2. An overwhelming, concentrated outpouring, as of words or requests: a barrage of criticism.
tr.v. bar·raged, bar·rag·ing, bar·rag·es
To direct a barrage at.
[French (tir de) barrage, barrier (fire); see BARRAGE1.]
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