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  • noun
    plural -rels
    [count] a round usually wooden container with curved sides and flat ends
    an empty barrel
    the amount of something in a barrel
    The price of oil is over 30 dollars a barrel.
    They drank a whole barrel of beer. - see also pork barrel
    the part of a gun that the bullets go through when the gun is fired
    the barrel of a gun
    a rifle barrel
    a barrel of laughs
    informal :someone or something that is very funny - often used in negative statements or in an ironic way to describe someone or something that is not really funny
    Your boss is quite a kidderOh yeahhe's a real barrel of laughs.
    more fun than a barrel (full) of monkeys
    US informal + somewhat old-fashioned :very funny and enjoyable
    The ads say the movie will be more fun than a barrel of monkeys.
    over a barrel
    in a bad situation :in a situation where you are forced to do something you do not want to do
    the bottom of the barrel
    xem bottom
    always followed by an adverb or preposition -rels; -reled also -relled; -reling also -relling
    [no obj] US informal :to move very fast and often in an uncontrolled or dangerous way

    * Các từ tương tự:
    barrel organ, barrel-chested