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Definition of barrel verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive] + adv./prep. (informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they barrel
he / she / it barrels
past simple barreled ()barrelled
-ing form barreling ()barrelling
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to move very fast in a particular direction, especially in a way that you cannot control He came barreling down the hill and smashed into the fence.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: barrel