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

 

barge

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//bɑːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːrdʒ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they barge
BrE BrE//bɑːdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːrdʒ//
 
he / she / it barges
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːdʒɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrdʒɪz//
 
past simple barged
BrE BrE//bɑːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːrdʒd//
 
past participle barged
BrE BrE//bɑːdʒd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːrdʒd//
 
-ing form barging
BrE BrE//ˈbɑːdʒɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrdʒɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] + adv./prep. to move in an awkward way, pushing people out of the way or crashing into them synonym push He barged past me to get to the bar. They barged their way through the crowds. He barged the other player off the ball. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a small seagoing vessel): from Old French, perhaps based on Greek baris ‘Egyptian boat’. Phrasal Verbsbarge in
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