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barrel

noun

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1 a considerable amount
  • a visit to an amusement park should be a barrel of laughs

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2 a metal container in the shape of a cylinder
  • a trash barrel

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3 an enclosed wooden vessel for holding beverages
  • barrels of fine wine aging in the winery's cellar

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barrel

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of barrel (Entry 2 of 2)

to proceed or move quickly
  • faced with a firm deadline, we barreled through the project at a furious pace

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The first known use of barrel was in the 14th century

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“Barrel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/barrel. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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