barnstorm


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barn·storm

 (bärn′stôrm′)
v. barn·stormed, barn·storm·ing, barn·storms
v.intr.
1. To travel around the countryside making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting theatrical performances.
2. To appear at county fairs and carnivals in exhibitions of stunt flying and parachute jumping.
3. To travel around an area appearing in exhibition sports events, especially baseball games.
v.tr.
To travel across while barnstorming.

barn′storm′er n.

barnstorm

(ˈbɑːnˌstɔːm)
vb (intr)
1. (Theatre) to tour rural districts putting on shows, esp theatrical, athletic, or acrobatic shows
2. (Rhetoric) chiefly US and Canadian to tour rural districts making speeches in a political campaign
[C19: from barn1 + storm (vb); from the performances often being in barns]
ˈbarnˌstormer n
ˈbarnˌstorming n, adj

barn•storm

(ˈbɑrnˌstɔrm)
v.i.
1. to conduct a campaign in rural areas by making brief stops in many small towns.
2. to tour small towns giving theatrical performances.
3. (of a pilot) to do stunt flying or participate in races in the course of touring rural areas.
4. (of a professional athletic team) to tour an area playing exhibition games.
v.t.
5. to tour while barnstorming.
[1880–85]
barn′storm`er, n.

barnstorm


Past participle: barnstormed
Gerund: barnstorming

Imperative
barnstorm
barnstorm
Present
I barnstorm
you barnstorm
he/she/it barnstorms
we barnstorm
you barnstorm
they barnstorm
Preterite
I barnstormed
you barnstormed
he/she/it barnstormed
we barnstormed
you barnstormed
they barnstormed
Present Continuous
I am barnstorming
you are barnstorming
he/she/it is barnstorming
we are barnstorming
you are barnstorming
they are barnstorming
Present Perfect
I have barnstormed
you have barnstormed
he/she/it has barnstormed
we have barnstormed
you have barnstormed
they have barnstormed
Past Continuous
I was barnstorming
you were barnstorming
he/she/it was barnstorming
we were barnstorming
you were barnstorming
they were barnstorming
Past Perfect
I had barnstormed
you had barnstormed
he/she/it had barnstormed
we had barnstormed
you had barnstormed
they had barnstormed
Future
I will barnstorm
you will barnstorm
he/she/it will barnstorm
we will barnstorm
you will barnstorm
they will barnstorm
Future Perfect
I will have barnstormed
you will have barnstormed
he/she/it will have barnstormed
we will have barnstormed
you will have barnstormed
they will have barnstormed
Future Continuous
I will be barnstorming
you will be barnstorming
he/she/it will be barnstorming
we will be barnstorming
you will be barnstorming
they will be barnstorming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been barnstorming
you have been barnstorming
he/she/it has been barnstorming
we have been barnstorming
you have been barnstorming
they have been barnstorming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been barnstorming
you will have been barnstorming
he/she/it will have been barnstorming
we will have been barnstorming
you will have been barnstorming
they will have been barnstorming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been barnstorming
you had been barnstorming
he/she/it had been barnstorming
we had been barnstorming
you had been barnstorming
they had been barnstorming
Conditional
I would barnstorm
you would barnstorm
he/she/it would barnstorm
we would barnstorm
you would barnstorm
they would barnstorm
Past Conditional
I would have barnstormed
you would have barnstormed
he/she/it would have barnstormed
we would have barnstormed
you would have barnstormed
they would have barnstormed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.barnstorm - appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumperbarnstorm - appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
barnstorm - tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays; "The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month"
perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
2.barnstorm - tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting playsbarnstorm - tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays; "The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month"
barnstorm - appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
perform - give a performance (of something); "Horowitz is performing at Carnegie Hall tonight"; "We performed a popular Gilbert and Sullivan opera"
Translations

barnstorm

[ˈbɑːrnstɔːrm] (US)
vi [politician] → sillonner le pays
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