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barrel along

To move very quickly, perhaps in a turbulent or uncontrolled manner. The tour bus was just barreling along the highway when it suddenly hit the guardrail.
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barrel along

to move along rapidly. The car was barreling along at a fairly rapid clip. Don't barrel along so fast that you miss the turn.
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When I miss the exit for my in-laws' house and instead barrel along as if I'm driving to work which happens to be two exits down the same highway again, it's not for lack of love for my in-laws.
Under the bonnet is a 2-litre twin-turbo 4-cylinder engine that boasts an impressive 240bph, which gives the Evoque a real sense of purpose as you barrel along.
I told Keith, who took a useful 5lb off Nipper's back, to let him barrel along and see how he got on.
SWEAT AND BEERS: Tom Whipham puts his back into pushing the ale barrel along the street on a gruelling route from the town centre to Hemlington while his fellow fundraisers help collect cash for the effort on behalf of Teesside Hospice
But while listening to the latest offerings from Wales' premier rock export as you barrel along the motorway in a car with the top down is one thing, listening to them in a dimly-lit underground room with a bunch of strangers who didn't even raise a smile when the blonde East European waitresses brought round trays of free drink and nibbles is quite another.
Of equal importance is the duration of aging in the barrel along with the barrel's location and rotation--or lack thereof--in the rickhouse during the process.
30 am drive to work is that I am joined on occasion by hunting barn owls as I barrel along the Formby by-pass towards the city.
You still move the barrel along the bird's flight line as you raise the gun, but your target becomes an invisible, moving spot two or three feet ahead of the dove.
And given the high number of big rigs that barrel along Ventura County freeways each day, driver fatigue is an issue of concern to local officials, who expressed support for a federal plan that would increase the mandatory eight-hour rest period to 12 hours.
By contrast, the massless photons in light-laser beams barrel along a billion times more rapidly than the NIST-laser's atoms.
We measured the temperature profile of the polymer inside of the barrel along the machine axis.
The young Austrian saw his car flipped into the air and sent rolling like a barrel along the circuit after being hit from behind by the Sauber of Jean Alesi.
Those who do not require an entire 225 liter (300 bottle) barrel can purchase portions of a barrel along with family members, friends, or co-workers.