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barnstorm

verb barn·storm \ˈbärn-ˌstrm\

: to travel to different places to give speeches, perform shows, etc.

Full Definition of BARNSTORM

intransitive verb
1
:  to tour through rural districts staging usually theatrical performances
2
:  to travel from place to place making brief stops (as in a political campaign or a promotional tour)
3
:  to pilot one's airplane in sight-seeing flights with passengers or in exhibition stunts in an unscheduled course especially in rural districts
transitive verb
:  to travel across while barnstorming
barn·storm·er noun

Examples of BARNSTORM

  1. He spent the months leading up to the election barnstorming around the country.
  2. The national soccer team barnstormed through the country.

First Known Use of BARNSTORM

1883

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