WordReference can't translate this exact phrase, but click on each word to see its meaning:
We could not find the full phrase you were looking for.
The entry for "volley" is displayed below.
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
vol•ley /ˈvɑli/USA pronunciation
n., pl. -leys,v., -leyed, -ley•ing.
Militarythe shooting of a number of missiles or firearms at the same time.
Militarythe missiles so discharged.
a burst or outpouring of many things at once or in quick succession:a volley of protests.
- the return of a ball or shuttlecock, as in tennis or badminton, before it hits the ground.
[~ + object] to shoot in or as if in a volley.
Sportto return (a ball) before it hits the ground: [no object]They volleyed for almost five minutes.[~ + object]to volley a ball.
- a series of such returns; a rally.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
volley /ˈvɒlɪ/ n
- the simultaneous discharge of several weapons, esp firearms
- the projectiles or missiles so discharged
- a burst of oaths, protests, etc, occurring simultaneously or in rapid succession
- a stroke, shot, or kick at a moving ball before it hits the ground
- the flight of such a ball or the ball itself
Etymology: 16th Century: from French volée a flight, from voler to fly, from Latin volāreˈvolleyer n
- to discharge (weapons, etc) in or as if in a volley or (of weapons, etc) to be discharged
- (transitive) to utter vehemently or sound loudly and continuously
- (transitive) to strike or kick (a moving ball) before it hits the ground