Translation of barrage in Spanish:


descarga, n.


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    • 1.1Military

      (action) descarga feminine
      (fire) cortina de fuego feminine
      (fire) barrera de fuego feminine
      artillery barrage bombardeo masculine
      • To quell resistance, air strikes and artillery barrages were called in, largely demolishing the town.
      • Courageously, he followed the company commander through mine fields and through the most intense artillery and mortar barrages.
      • In the huge battles of 1914-15 Russian infantrymen had to attack unprotected by artillery barrages and often lacking even rifles.
      • My forward observers plotted their defensive concentrations and barrages where we thought they should be.
      • Their priority is an end to air strikes, tank attacks, artillery barrages, sniping, car bombs and roadside explosive devices.
      • Most of the damage was done by the Sri Lankan military through air raids and artillery barrages.
      • This eliminates the traditional requirement for an area fire or artillery barrage.
      • He leaves out no detail, giving exact times of artillery barrages and attacks.
      • On September 25 police launched tear-gas barrages and high-pressure water cannon against demonstrating social security workers in downtown Lima.
      • The troop movements were preceded by a day of relentless air attacks and artillery and rocket barrages against Iraqi troops arrayed in defense of Baghdad.
      • He also says the bombardment lasted for about 90 minutes, but has the infantry attack beginning while the artillery barrage is still going on.
      • Suddenly it came under a concentrated barrage of German artillery and machinegun fire.
      • Smoke shell, in combination with high explosive, helped the infantry see where the artillery barrage had got to, and it also hid them from machine guns and rifle fire.
      • The point defense batteries opened fire with barrages of plasma cannon fire.
      • At Friday prayers in the two cities holy to Shiite Muslims, hope as well for an end to the daily barrage of artillery and gunfire.
      • Though MacArthur forbade air attacks against the city (which had been his home for much of his adult life) heavy artillery barrages by both sides levelled much of what the fires had left standing.
      • Surprisingly, a few enemy soldiers and vehicles had survived the concentrated artillery barrage and helicopter attack.
      • The massive bombing campaigns and artillery barrages of World War II caused a great deal of collateral damage, but very often failed to destroy the intended target.
      • But these things aren't important when you have to parade more people into barrages of artillery.
      • The constant noise of the battle gave way to a barrage of artillery shells shrieking through the canopy.

    • 1.2(deluge)

      aluvión masculine
      a barrage of questions/criticism un aluvión de preguntas/críticas
      • The presence of Bangladeshis near the Harike barrage is a considered security threat too.
      • As a last example, suppose a development authority plans to build a barrage across an estuary to increase property values and generate opportunities for marina developments.
      • Bangladeshi water engineers say that Indian barrages, canals, reservoirs and irrigation schemes are slowly strangling the country and are stopping its development.
      • India had started construction of the Rassiyal-Khurda-Lautan barrage and a supporting embankment in the Marchabar area on the Indian side of the border.
      • A great mass of citizenry washed past on foot or bicycle as we negotiated the potholed high street on the river bank and turned on to the barrage across the Tigris built by the British in 1935.
      • This a basically a large metal cage, mounted on a cable inside the actual barrage, or dam.
      • Dams and irrigation barrages have also added to the woes of the dolphins.
      • Just north of Esna the boat arrives at two barrages across the river, which act both as bridges and as controls for the flow of the Nile.
      • A barrage has been placed across the river Tawe to create greater tidal movement in the estuary which had been poisoned by the output of the industrial era.
      • He stood on a dam in Liwonde, known locally as a barrage, which regulates the river for the Nkula plant.
      • The water has been depleted for the construction of a one-kilometre cross bund upstream the barrage.
      • We cannot construct barrage for irrigation purposes.
      • There is a 5mph speed limit on the whole of the river upstream of the barrage.
      • The barrages separated the river from the sea, and had a disastrous impact on fish that rely on annual migrations upriver to spawn.
      • The treaty bars setting up barrage and disallow storage of waters of rivers flowing from Kashmir into Pakistan.
      • India in 1985 started the work on Wullar barrage on Jhelum river.
      • Having had your fill here, cross the river on the barrage, take the first left and drive along the east bank of the river southwards the toll bridge, stopping and starting as and when you need to.
      • Before the construction of dams and barrages, floodwaters would spill out of the river's banks and, channeled by sluices and dikes, cover most of the agricultural land.
      • Diverting water from the Nile River, along with buildup of sediments trapped behind dams and barrages, has caused the fertile Nile Delta to shrink.
      • A Nepalese parliamentary committee has said the construction of the dam and barrage on the Rapti River is a violation of the international law.

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    (dam) presa feminine

transitive verb

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    to barrage sb with sth
    • she was barraged with questions la bombardearon / acosaron / acribillaron a preguntas
    • they were barraged with complaints recibieron un aluvión de quejas