Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Barrel"

The meaning of "Barrel" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does barrel shaped contain mean?
A: Tondo come un barile
Q: What does you have me over a barrel mean?
A: I believe it means Shan has some sort of inevitable advantage over Steve which prohibits him from spilling any secrets Shan tells him.

This expression means a person has someone at their mercy.
Q: What does I was basically staring down the barrel of my own mortality mean?
A: It's using the metaphor of "staring down the barrel of a gun", which would happen if someone is pointing a gun straight at your head. It means that Kevin is looking at his own death/vulnerability head-on, and could be about to die but he answers the phone anyways.
Q: What does barrel mean?
A: a cylindrical container bulging out in the middle, traditionally made of wooden staves with metal hoops round them. Usually use as wine storage
Q: What does You barrel into me mean?
A: it means to literally run into. the collision is usually really hard though.

Example sentences using "Barrel"

Q: Please show me example sentences with barrel.
A: Barrel is sometimes a noun so you can use it whenever speaking about an object similar to the one in the picture below.

It can also be a verb meaning to rush at something too fast to stop.

“She barreled down the hallway because she was late for class.”

In this case it can also mean to ‘run into/crash into’ something

“Antonio barreled into someone while he was chasing a friend.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with barrel.
A: The beer barrels are in the cellar.
He’s got me over a barrel - idiom meaning he has power over me and I have to do what he wants.
You’re a barrel of laughs - usually sarcastic meaning you are not fun at all.
Q: Please show me example sentences with a barrel of laughs.
A: You really are a barrel of laughs.

Your friend from the dinner party really was a barrel of laughs.

This show is a barrel of laughs.

Synonyms of "Barrel" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between barrel and drum ?
A: as large cylindrical metal containers they are synonyms

A barrel can also be made out of wood, whereas drums are usually metal, unless they are the musical instrument, in which case they can be made of any material

Both words can also be verbs, in which they have different meanings
Q: What is the difference between 'They were over by the barrel oven.' and
'They were by the barrel oven.' ?
A: "over" is a short version of "over there" or "over here," so this sentence means "they were (over there) by the barrel oven" which sounds like it was far away from you.

"They were by the barrel oven" might be close to you, or far away, we don't know.

The meanings are almost the same. Both sound fine.
Q: What is the difference between barrel and bucket and pail ?
A: Barrel:

Translations of "Barrel"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? barrel
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Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? barrel kya hota hai
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Other questions about "Barrel"

Q: What does "scraping the barrel" mean in this context?

"That's seriously scraping the barrel, Alex," he sneered to the beautiful blond boy. "Then again, we shouldn't expect anything less from you."
A: I don't like apples but we're scraping the barrel, there is almost no food left

they've tried everything and they're scraping the barrel to think of something

We've got nothing to do. I wouldn't usually got out in winter, but we're scraping the barrel.

person 1: we didn't have ingredients for cake, so we gave him a photo of a cake
person 2: that's scraping the barrel, isn't it?

barrel is 'barril', a wooden container, and scrape means drag across a surface. Literally it means you are at the bottom of the barrel. There is almost nothing left, and everything good is gone/has been used.

so 'that's a really bad idea/bad thing, Alex, there's lots of much better options. But I'm not surprised you came up with this bad thing'.



Q: Please show me how to pronounce barrel .
A: Sounds like "bare-ull."
Q: The barrel that contains the wine will retain a drop in its staves. does this sound natural?
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Q: do a barrel roll does this sound natural?
A: I hear 'do a barrer ror'
Q: A barrel that is three feet high and two feet in diameter has a capacity of about nine cubic feet. does this sound natural?
A: It sounds perfectly natural. :) You could also say "A barrel that is three feet high and two feet in diameter has THE capacity of about nine cubic feet." However, the difference between the two is very small in this sentence. Either would be fine.

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