Definition of barrel verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

barrel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈbærəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they barrel
BrE BrE//ˈbærəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəl//
 
he / she / it barrels
BrE BrE//ˈbærəlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəlz//
 
past simple barrelled
BrE BrE//ˈbærəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəld//
 
past participle barrelled
BrE BrE//ˈbærəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəld//
 
(North American English) past simple barreled
BrE BrE//ˈbærəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəld//
 
(North American English) past participle barreled
BrE BrE//ˈbærəld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəld//
 
-ing form barrelling
BrE BrE//ˈbærəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəlɪŋ//
 
(North American English) -ing form barreling
BrE BrE//ˈbærəlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbærəlɪŋ//
 
 
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(barrelling, barrelled, (North American English)barreling, barreled) [intransitive] + adv./prep. (North American English, informal) 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 a phone booth. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French baril, from medieval Latin barriclus ‘small cask’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: barrel