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Used metaphorically to describe a heavy, often overwhelming, quantity of something non-physical. SlideThe celebrity's instagram was hit with a barrage of birthday wishes.
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Implies an overwhelming amount that is difficult to respond to effectively. SlideShe received a barrage of negative comments on her post.
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Often carries a negative connotation, suggesting an aggressive or undesired action. SlideThe new policy was met with a barrage of criticism.