Meaning of BARGE in English


I. barge 1 /bɑːdʒ $ bɑːrdʒ/ BrE AmE noun

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: Late Latin barca ; ⇨ ↑ barque ]

[countable] a large low boat with a flat bottom, used for carrying goods on a ↑ canal or river

II. barge 2 BrE AmE verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]

to move somewhere in a rough careless way, often hitting against things SYN push :

She ran outside, barging past bushes and shrubs.

barge your way through/to etc something

She barged her way through the shopping crowds.

barge in ( also barge into something ) phrasal verb

to enter somewhere rudely, or to rudely interrupt someone:

George barged into my office without knocking.

barge in on

‘Sorry to barge in on your evening,’ James said.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.