Adjective "barged" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A long flat-bottomed boat for carrying freight on canals and rivers, either under its own power or towed by another.
  1. 'Over on the river, flat-bottomed barges being loaded with cargo and refugees headed off down the river.'
  2. 'Pupils were treated to a trip to Athy, where they visited the Heritage Centre and had a trip in a barge along the canal.'
  3. 'The lift was originally used to carry barges of salt, coal and clay.'
  4. 'Although built in 1953 she reflects the design of horse drawn barges used when the canal first opened more than 200 years ago.'
  5. 'The community council was waiting upon written confirmation from Waterways Ireland that they could extend the operating area of the barge from the canal to the Barrow.'
  6. 'At night, its surface always glittered with the lanterns of passing trade ships and river barges.'
  7. 'The Saram was riddled with shallows and waterfalls above Derm, but from that point south river barges could ferry them down the lower Saram, Morvan, and Bellwater to the Bay of Kolvania.'
  8. 'The barge carrying the linkspans arrived from Poland early on Tuesday morning.'
  9. 'We hear the chants of the trackers as they pull the barge on the canal.'
  10. 'When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lets water out of Georgia's West Point Lake to bring barges up the Chattahoochee River, it pulls the plug on recreational boating, too.'
  11. 'This shows the aged and ailing Richelieu slumped against cushions in his barge, towing the boat in which the young and healthy conspirators are being taken to their place of execution.'
  12. 'Until very recently, the casino had to be an actual boat, not a barge, even if it never left the dock, making for cramped conditions.'
  13. 'Many involved smaller boats, such as tugs, barges and fishing boats, in the Malacca Straits and Indonesian waters.'
  14. 'He purchased the business in 1995 with his wife, Barbara, and rents out canal barges to holidaymakers.'
  15. 'The Museum of Richmond is hosting a talk on royal barges and other boats as part of its Tudor by the Thames activities week.'
  16. 'He said this week he wants to build a marina there with up to 300 boat slips and install a barge with a bandstand.'
  17. 'But like this horse-riding character, Eggers is not on a pleasure barge.'
  18. 'Minister O'Donoghue also spoke of the town as a popular boating centre and a base for the pleasure barges on the Barrow.'
  19. 'The last anyone heard of him he was an oarsman on an officer's barge.'


Move forcefully or roughly.
  1. 'I'll be back in the evening to check on your bandages, but until then you're free to wander about, as long as you don't barge into any of the patient rooms.'
  2. 'Push, barge, I'm more important than you, get out of my way, it's your fault, no I'm not saying excuse me thank you or sorry, or acknowledging your presence.'
  3. 'And anyway, he knew better than to barge into my room uninvited.'
  4. 'The audience watches intently, but the spell is broken when three boisterous local kids barge into the gallery.'
  5. 'According to the police, the activists allegedly tried to barge into the theatre on Sankey Road.'
  6. 'Nobody can barge into my house uninvited and manhandle me.'
  7. 'And Ian seems knocked out cold, as the campers and Carrie all barge into the room.'
  8. 'The message from them is that anyone can barge into your home at any time and you must keep quiet, watch and must not protect your property or even yourselves, as Tony Martin did.'
  9. 'They said no and asked him to leave but he returned minutes later and managed to barge into their kitchen where Mr Tulej confronted him and was stabbed.'
  10. 'It would be considered somewhat rude to barge into your boss's house,’ he stammered.'
  11. 'sorry to barge in on your cosy evening'
  12. 'The doctor came barging in and ruined my happy place by saying, ‘I think you're ready to go home.’'
  13. 'And when he'd come barging in on you, he would be talking out of his head about something you wouldn't even know what he was mad about.'
  14. 'It is true that nowadays people are less willing to wait and more people than ever seem to barge in rudely and think nothing of it.'
  15. 'Mid-interview, his adopted son, Michael, noisily interrupts as he barged in with a few friends clutching a bunch of bananas.'
  16. 'But Zack can't abide another person having a few moments of privacy, generally barging in and making his presence known.'
  17. 'See, I went to the gym for the first time in a long time Saturday morning, and then Sunday night Aunt Flo came barging in.'
  18. 'Kaplan's got both his hats on at the same time, and the travel writer (who likes flavors and vistas) keeps barging in.'
  19. 'Normally, our digital tools are intrusive, constantly barging in to demand our attention with e-mail alerts, beeping instant messages and phone calls.'
  20. 'But dedicated lanes should be monitored so that buses move only on them, without other vehicles barging in.'
  21. 'Victor could tell that Omar was angry with someone barging in the palace meeting room and interrupting him.'
  22. 'just barge the other skater off the ball'
  23. 'In the other, I was barged into by a lorry when the driver ran out of room on his side of the road.'
  24. 'And then this evening, throwing off her melancholy, she had barged him without warning and jinked away with a cheeky backward glance, rolling a couple of the cubs onto their backs as she ran.'
  25. 'But a two-man overlap on the right went begging and 13 minutes later Plymouth were level, No8 Dan Ward-Smith barging in seconds after being held up over the line.'
  26. 'It's like they're racing you, barging you out of the way from the side.'
  27. 'When I came out of my cubicle and crossed to the washbasin, the mother barged me out of the way as she went to catch up with Nana.'
  28. 'Garcia almost escapes in behind the Tunisia defence, but the burly figure of Jaidi barges him out of the way.'
  29. 'Wing Jon Steel gave Caley a glimmer of hope with a late run, but when he was barged into touch by Delme Williams, the chance was gone.'
  30. 'As the France international defender pulled up to allow the ball to run out of play, Beattie first barged his opponent and then butted him in the back of the head.'
  31. 'Stenhouse put Hawick ahead for the first time when Hawks were penalised for barging in the lineout.'
  32. 'The players who exemplify the respective styles of their teams are Henry and Emile Heskey, an awesome beast who can barge Martin Keown off a 50-50 ball and charge goalwards.'
Convey (freight) by barge.
  1. 'The potential of barging freight from Waterside industrial areas to Southampton across the River Test is to be investigated.'
  2. 'For example, does this increase in autonomy mean that the Hauraki Islanders have to dispose of their own rubbish on their island instead of barging it back to Auckland?'
  3. 'Arriving in 1888 Sleigh took up work at Orange, New South Wales, and soon after, with a partner, began barging cargo on the Murray and Darling rivers.'
  4. 'The aircraft were barged to Hawaii, an epic journey in itself, for the main portion of the aerial filming.'
  5. 'Another voice has been added to those against barging cargo up the Cooper River.'
  6. 'He opens a window onto England's coal-fueled economy at the turn of the century, with vivid descriptions of the mines and the canals that were constructed to barge the coal.'
  7. 'Shippers may be more likely to look at alternatives such as barging cargo from one port to another, or transloading freight via truck and rail, as over-the-road transportation obstacles become more prevalent.'

More definitions

1. a capacious, flat-bottomed vessel, usually intended to be pushed or towed, for transporting freight or passengers; lighter.

2. a vessel of state used in pageants: elegantly decorated barges on the Grand Canal in Venice.

3. Navy. a boat reserved for a flag officer.

4. a boat that is heavier and wider than a shell, often used in racing as a training boat.

5. New England (chiefly Older Use) . a large, horse-drawn coach or, sometimes, a bus. verb (used without object), barged, ba

More examples(as adjective)

"starts can be barged."

"people can be barged."


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