volley of gunfire meaning, volley of gunfire definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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volley

  
  ( volleys    plural & 3rd person present)   ( volleying    present participle)   ( volleyed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   In sport, if someone volleys the ball, they hit it before it touches the ground.  
He volleyed the ball spectacularly into the far corner of the net...      V n prep/adv  
McNeil volleyed more effectively in the second set.      V  
      Volley is also a noun., n-count  
She hit most of the winning volleys.     
2       n-count   A volleyof gunfire is a lot of bullets that travel through the air at the same time.  
oft N of n  
It's still not known how many died in the volleys of gunfire...     
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vole, volleyball, valley, volubly

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