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  ( 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 pour Apprenants  


canal boat, flatboat, lighter, narrow boat, scow  

barge in     
break in, burst in, butt in, infringe, interrupt, intrude, muscle in     (informal)  
barge into     
bump into, cannon into, collide with, hit, push, shove  

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