Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARGING

While you were barging around caves, I was making change at the bank.

He was afraid of barging against them on dark college staircases.

At Bermondsey, for instance, the cost of barging is about 2s.

Those Martians were gonna wish they'd come visitin' polite instead of barging in like they owned the world!

Barging in, he said indignantly to himself; barging in when nobody had asked her opinion or explanation of anything.

Three sailors swung by, barging through the crowd with that curious roll so common to men of the sea.

Allison was for barging on past without disturbing the superior officers, but O'Malley had his eyes on the pie shelf.

I pointed out that she had so successfully acquired the spirit of barging that she was evidently made for the life.

Barging into a line of traffic, it spun unsteadily on two wheels and crashed into an ancient car in which two men were riding.

WORD ORIGIN

"to journey by barge," 1590s, from barge (n.). The form barge into and the sense "crash heavily into," in reference to the rough handling of barges, dates from 1830s, American English. Related: Barged; barging.