barrage fire

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Synonyms for barrage fire

the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

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After the barrage fire from several member states and employers' federations, the Commission's conclusions are final.
Not long afterwards, the Germans were forced to abandon barrage fire except in the defense of especially important targets.
The "ringing chatter" of machine gun barrage fire joined artillery barrages as they took on the role of light artillery, filling in the gaps left by the "heavies.