"barrages" in the noun sense
1. barrage, bombardment, outpouring, onslaught
the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written
"a barrage of questions"
"a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"
2. barrage, barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling
the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target
"they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops"
"the shelling went on for hours without pausing"
"barrages" in the verb sense
1. bombard, barrage
address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage
"The speaker was barraged by an angry audience"
"The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer"
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