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1‘the artillery began to lay down a barrage’
bombardment, gunfire, cannonade, battery, blast, broadside, salvo, volley, fusillade
storm, hail, shower, cascade, rain, stream, blitz
shelling, barrier of fire, curtain of fire, wall of fire
2‘a barrage of criticism’
abundance, mass, superabundance, plethora, profusion
deluge, stream, storm, torrent, onslaught, flood, spate, tide, avalanche, hail, burst, blaze
3‘a barrage across the River Usk’
dam, weir, barrier, dyke, defence, embankment, wall, obstruction, gate, sluice
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