Meaning of BARGE in English


/ bɑːdʒ; NAmE bɑːrdʒ/ noun , verb

■ noun

a large boat with a flat bottom, used for carrying goods and people on canals and rivers

■ verb

[+ adv. / prep. ] to move in an awkward way, pushing people out of the way or crashing into them

SYN push :

[ v ]

He barged past me to get to the bar.

[ vn ]

They barged their way through the crowds.


- barge in (on sb/sth)



Middle English (denoting a small seagoing vessel): from Old French , perhaps based on Greek baris Egyptian boat.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.