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People cut her off and barged past her wheelchair. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their staff have rudely barged to the front of the queue. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Bringing these emblematic plants to life on the royal barge became our aim. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We barged past him and ran outside on to the street. The Sun (2012)More intrusive are the random facts that barge into conversation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She thinks no one will touch her with a barge pole now. The Sun (2007)They pulled over and tried to stop the man but he barged past them and fled. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The real test comes when he does this against as many as five other drivers trying to barge past. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Especially if there are legions of self-righteous women on the move determined to barge into me. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Wouldn't touch him with your barge pole. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It might be standing aside to let somebody pass, instead of barging past them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Don't touch it with a barge pole. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are some sick and twisted individuals out there who shouldn't be touched with a barge pole. The Sun (2013)Is it just getting at the barmaid because she wouldn't go near him with a barge pole? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet only 3,000 tonnes have been moved by barge in or out of the park since construction began two years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As soon as the verdict was announced he leaped up, barged past four security guards and bolted from the dock. The Sun (2008)The royal barge could sink. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another barge swept past, downstream. IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)The barges and boats that were to carry the Wehrmacht across the Channel were clogging the ports. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)The company traces its origins to a transport business formed in 1884 that moved goods by barge along the Thames. Times, Sunday Times (2013)At least three cruise liners with hotel rooms will be anchored in disused docks on the Thames, alongside many smaller boats and barges offering accommodation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'barge'
British English: barge /bɑːdʒ/ NOUN
A barge is a narrow boat with a flat bottom, used for carrying heavy loads.
Carrying goods by train costs three times more than carrying them by barge.
- American English: barge
- Arabic: زَوْرَق لِنَقْل البَضَائِع
- Brazilian Portuguese: barcaça
- Chinese: 驳船
- Croatian: barka
- Czech: člun nákladní
- Danish: pram
- Dutch: binnenschip
- European Spanish: barcaza
- Finnish: proomu
- French: péniche
- German: Schleppkahn
- Greek: φορτηγίδα
- Italian: chiatta
- Japanese: バージ
- Korean: 바지선
- Norwegian: lekter
- Polish: barka
- European Portuguese: batelão
- Romanian: barjă
- Russian: баржа
- Spanish: barcaza
- Swedish: pråm
- Thai: เรือบรรทุก เรือที่ใช้ในพิธี
- Turkish: mavna
- Ukrainian: баржа
- Vietnamese: sà lan
British English: barge VERB
If you barge into a place or barge through it, you rush or push into it in a rough and rude way.
Students tried to barge into the secretariat buildings.
Definition of barge from the Collins English Dictionary
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