barge ( barges plural & 3rd person present) ( barging present participle) ( barged past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A barge is a long, narrow boat with a flat bottom. Barges are used for carrying heavy loads, especially on canals.
also by N
Carrying goods by train costs nearly three times more than carrying them by barge.
2 verb If you barge into a place or barge through it, you rush or push into it in a rough and rude way.
INFORMAL Students tried to barge into the secretariat buildings... V into/through n
3 verb If you barge into someone or barge past them, you bump against them roughly and rudely. INFORMAL He barged past her and sprang at Gillian, knocking her to the floor. V into/past n barge in phrasal verb If you barge in or barge in on someone, you rudely interrupt what they are doing or saying. INFORMAL I'm sorry to barge in like this, but I have a problem I hope you can solve. V P, Also V P on n
barge pole , bargepole
If you say that you wouldn't touch something with a barge pole, you mean that you would not want to have anything to do with it, either because you do not trust it, or because you do not like it.
would not touch sb/sth with a barge pole/bargepole phrase V inflects
in AM, use wouldn't touch something with a ten-foot pole
Traduction Dictionnaire Collins Anglais - Cobuild
barge canal boat, flatboat, lighter, narrow boat, scow
break in, burst in, butt in, infringe, interrupt, intrude, muscle in (informal)
bump into, cannon into, collide with, hit, push, shove
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