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barnstorm definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
2: tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays; "The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month"

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 1883 intransitive verb 1. to tour through rural districts staging usually theatrical performances 2. to travel from place to place making brief stops (as in a political campaign or a promotional tour) 3. to pilot one's airplane in sight-seeing flights with passengers or in exhibition stunts in an unscheduled course especially in rural districts transitive verb to travel across while barnstorming barnstormer noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.intr. 1 tour rural districts giving theatrical performances (formerly often in barns). 2 US make a rapid tour holding political meetings. 3 US Aeron. give informal flying exhibitions; do stunt flying. Derivatives: barnstormer n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(barnstorms, barnstorming, barnstormed) When people such as politicians or performers barnstorm, they travel around the country making speeches or giving shows. (AM) He barnstormed across the nation, rallying the people to the cause... The president travels thousands of miles as he barnstorms the country. ...his barnstorming campaign for the governorship of Louisiana. VERB: V prep/adv, V n, V-ing, also V

Moby Thesaurus

act, act as foil, appear, come out, control, copilot, drive, emote, emotionalize, fly, get top billing, manipulate, mime, pantomime, patter, peel off, perform, pilot, play, play the lead, playact, register, sketch, solo, star, steal the show, stooge, tread the boards, troupe, upstage



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