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bomb

 (bŏm)
n.
1.
a. An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
b. An atomic or nuclear bomb. Used with the.
2. Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material, such as smoke or gas.
3. Football A long forward pass.
4.
a. A container capable of withstanding high internal pressure.
b. A vessel for storing compressed gas.
c. A portable, manually operated container that ejects a spray, foam, or gas under pressure.
5. Slang A dismal failure; a fiasco.
6. Slang An old car.
7. Slang One that is excellent or superior. Used with the.
8. Chiefly British Slang
a. A large amount of money.
b. A great success.
v. bombed, bomb·ing, bombs
v.tr.
To attack, damage, or destroy with or as if with bombs.
v.intr.
1. To drop a bomb or bombs.
2. Slang To fail miserably: The play bombed.
3. Slang To paint a graffito.

[French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus, a booming sound, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin.]

bomb

(bɒm)
n
1. (Military)
a. a hollow projectile containing an explosive, incendiary, or other destructive substance, esp one carried by aircraft
b. (as modifier): bomb disposal; a bomb bay.
c. (in combination): a bombload; bombproof.
2. any container filled with explosive: a car bomb; a letter bomb.
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a hydrogen or atomic bomb considered as the ultimate destructive weapon
4. slang something excellent: it's the bomb.
5. (Geological Science) a round or pear-shaped mass of volcanic rock, solidified from molten lava that has been thrown into the air
6. (Medicine) med a container for radioactive material, applied therapeutically to any part of the body: a cobalt bomb.
7. slang Brit a large sum of money (esp in the phrase make a bomb)
8. slang US and Canadian a disastrous failure: the new play was a total bomb.
9. slang Austral and NZ an old or dilapidated motorcar
10. (Soccer) American football a very long high pass
11. (Rugby) American football a very long high pass
12. (Rugby) (in rugby union) another term for up-and-under
13. like a bomb informal Brit and NZ with great speed or success; very well (esp in the phrase go like a bomb)
vb
14. to attack with or as if with a bomb or bombs; drop bombs (on)
15. (intr; often foll by off, along, etc) informal to move or drive very quickly
16. (intr) slang to fail disastrously; be a flop: the new play bombed. See also bomb out
[C17: from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus a booming sound, from Greek bombos, of imitative origin; compare Old Norse bumba drum]

bomb

(bɒm)
n.
1. a case filled with a bursting charge and exploded by means of a detonating device or by impact, esp. one designed to be dropped from an aircraft.
2. any explosive device used as a weapon: a time bomb; a smoke bomb; a car bomb.
3. a rough spherical or ellipsoidal mass of lava, ejected from a volcano and hardened while falling.
4. an aerosol can and its contents.
5. a long forward pass in football.
6. Slang.
a. an absolute failure.
b. Brit. a success; hit.
7. the bomb,
b. nuclear weapons collectively.
v.t.
8. to hurl bombs at or drop bombs upon, as from an airplane; bombard.
9. Slang. to defeat decisively; trounce.
v.i.
10. to hurl or drop bombs.
11. Slang. to fail decisively; flop (sometimes fol. by out).
12. Informal. to move very quickly.
[1580–90; earlier bom(b)e < Sp bomba (de fuego) ball (of fire)]
bomb′able, adj.

bomb


Past participle: bombed
Gerund: bombing

Imperative
bomb
bomb
Present
I bomb
you bomb
he/she/it bombs
we bomb
you bomb
they bomb
Preterite
I bombed
you bombed
he/she/it bombed
we bombed
you bombed
they bombed
Present Continuous
I am bombing
you are bombing
he/she/it is bombing
we are bombing
you are bombing
they are bombing
Present Perfect
I have bombed
you have bombed
he/she/it has bombed
we have bombed
you have bombed
they have bombed
Past Continuous
I was bombing
you were bombing
he/she/it was bombing
we were bombing
you were bombing
they were bombing
Past Perfect
I had bombed
you had bombed
he/she/it had bombed
we had bombed
you had bombed
they had bombed
Future
I will bomb
you will bomb
he/she/it will bomb
we will bomb
you will bomb
they will bomb
Future Perfect
I will have bombed
you will have bombed
he/she/it will have bombed
we will have bombed
you will have bombed
they will have bombed
Future Continuous
I will be bombing
you will be bombing
he/she/it will be bombing
we will be bombing
you will be bombing
they will be bombing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bombing
you have been bombing
he/she/it has been bombing
we have been bombing
you have been bombing
they have been bombing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bombing
you will have been bombing
he/she/it will have been bombing
we will have been bombing
you will have been bombing
they will have been bombing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bombing
you had been bombing
he/she/it had been bombing
we had been bombing
you had been bombing
they had been bombing
Conditional
I would bomb
you would bomb
he/she/it would bomb
we would bomb
you would bomb
they would bomb
Past Conditional
I would have bombed
you would have bombed
he/she/it would have bombed
we would have bombed
you would have bombed
they would have bombed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditionsbomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
A-bomb, atom bomb, atomic bomb, fission bomb, plutonium bomb - a nuclear weapon in which enormous energy is released by nuclear fission (splitting the nuclei of a heavy element like uranium 235 or plutonium 239)
balloon bomb, Fugo - a bomb carried by a balloon; "In World War II the Japanese launched balloon bombs against North America"
bomblet, cluster bomblet - one of the smaller bombs that are released from a cluster bomb
bombshell - an explosive bomb or artillery shell
briefcase bomb - a bomb consisting of an explosive and timer hidden inside a briefcase
car bomb - a bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device
chemical bomb, gas bomb - a bomb laden with chemical agents that are released when the bomb explodes
cluster bomb - bomb consisting of a canister that is dropped from a plane and that opens to release a cluster of bomblets (usually fragmentation bombs) over a wide area; "cluster bombs cannot be targeted precisely"
cruise missile - an unmanned aircraft that is a self-contained bomb
depth bomb, depth charge - a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water; antisubmarine device
dumb bomb, gravity bomb - a bomb that falls because of gravity and is not guided to a target
explosive device - device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
antipersonnel bomb, anti-personnel bomb, daisy cutter, fragmentation bomb - a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles
gas shell - (military) bomb consisting of an explosive projectile filled with a toxic gas that is released when the bomb explodes
general-purpose bomb, GP bomb - a large bomb (500 to 2,000 pounds that is 50% explosive) whose explosion creates a blast and whose metal casing creates some fragmentation effect
grenade - a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile
fusion bomb, H-bomb, hydrogen bomb, thermonuclear bomb - a nuclear weapon that releases atomic energy by union of light (hydrogen) nuclei at high temperatures to form helium
firebomb, incendiary bomb, incendiary - a bomb that is designed to start fires; is most effective against flammable targets (such as fuel)
letter bomb, package bomb, parcel bomb - a thin explosive device inside an envelope or package and detonated when opened
megaton bomb - a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT
E-bomb, microwave bomb - a bomb that explodes in midair and releases a massive burst of electromagnetic energy sufficient to disable computers and telecommunications without killing people or damaging buildings
penetration bomb - a bomb with about 30% explosive and a casing designed to penetrate hardened targets before the explosive detonates
pipe bomb - a small homemade bomb usually contained in a metal pipe
plastic bomb - a bomb made of plastic explosive
remote-control bomb - a bomb that can be detonated by remote control
smart bomb - a bomb that can be guided (by a laser beam or radio) to its target; "smart bombs have revolutionized aerial bombardment"
smoke bomb, smoke grenade - a bomb that gives off thick smoke when it explodes; used to make a smoke screen or to mark a position
stench bomb, stink bomb - a small bomb designed to give off a foul odor when it explodes
aerosol bomb, fuel-air bomb, thermobaric bomb, vacuum bomb, volume-detonation bomb - a bomb that uses a fuel-air explosive; "a thermobaric bomb can create overpressures equal to an atomic bomb"
infernal machine, time bomb - a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time
arms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system - weapons considered collectively
2.bomb - strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
calorimeter - a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat
3.bomb - an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectualbomb - an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned"
bust, fizzle, flop - a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
Verb1.bomb - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
carpet bomb - bomb a large area systematically and extensively; "The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam"
bomb out - make somebody homeless by destroying their houses with bombs
dive-bomb - bomb from a diving airplane
glide-bomb - bomb by gliding
skip-bomb - attack with delayed release bombs
atom-bomb, nuke - bomb with atomic weapons
hydrogen-bomb - attack with a hydrogen bomb
pattern-bomb - bomb in certain patterns
nuke, atomise, atomize, zap - strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"
letter bomb - send an explosive to; "The Unabomber letter bombed a number of individuals and institutions"
firebomb - attack with incendiary bombs; "The rioters fire-bombed the stores"
shell, blast - use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day"
2.bomb - fail to get a passing gradebomb - fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?"
fail - fall short in what is expected; "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust"
fail - judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students"

bomb

noun
1. explosive, charge, mine, shell, missile, device, rocket, grenade, torpedo, bombshell, projectile There were two bomb explosions in the city overnight.
verb
1. blow up, attack, destroy, assault, shell, blast, blitz, bombard, torpedo, open fire on, strafe, fire upon, blow sky-high Airforce jets bombed the city at night.
bomb something out blow to bits, destroy, devastate, flatten, ravage, raze to the ground London has been bombed out.
the bomb nuclear bombs, A-bombs, atom bombs They are generally thought to have the bomb.

Bombs

atom bomb or A-bomb, bangalore torpedo, blockbuster, bouncing bomb, cluster bomb, depth charge, fusion bomb, grenade, hand grenade, hydrogen bomb, incendiary (bomb), Mills bomb, Molotov cocktail, nail bomb, neutron bomb, nuclear bomb, petrol bomb, plastic bomb, stun grenade

bomb

noun
Slang. One that fails completely:
Informal: dud, flop, lemon.
verb
Slang. To be unsuccessful:
Informal: fall down, flop.
Idioms: fail of success, fall short.
Translations
قُنْبُلَةقُنْبُلَهيَفْشَلُ بِصورَةٍ بائِسَهيَقْذِفُ بالقَنابِل، يَقْصِفُيَنْفَجِرُ
bombabombardovatvybouchnout
bombemislykkesblive fiasko
bombibombo
قنبره
pommipommittaa
bombabombardirati
bomba
bom
fallaholkúlaspengjasprengjavarpa sprengjum ; gera sprengjuárás
爆弾爆撃する
...을 폭격하다폭탄
bombabombarduotibombonešispatirti nesėkmęseksbomba
bombardētbumbaciest neveiksmiizgāztiesmest bumbas
bombabombardovať
bombabombardirati
bombbomba
ทิ้งระเบิดลูกระเบิด
bombabombalamakbaşarısızlığa uğramak
ném bomquả bom

bomb

[bɒm]
A. Nbomba f
the Bombla bomba atómica
to go like a bomb (Brit) it went like a bomb [party, event] → resultó fenomenal, fue un éxito
this car goes like a bombeste coche va como un bólido
to cost a bomb (Brit) → costar un ojo de la cara
to make a bomb (Brit) → ganarse un fortunón
B. VT
1. [+ target] → bombardear
2. (US) (= fail) → suspender
C. VI (US) (= fail) → fracasar
the show bombedel espectáculo fracasó
D. CPD bomb alert Naviso m de bomba
bomb attack Natentado m con bomba
bomb bay Ncompartimento m de bombas
bomb crater Ncráter m de bomba
bomb disposal Ndesactivación f or neutralización f de bombas
bomb disposal expert Nartificiero/a m/f, experto/a m/f en desactivar bombas
bomb disposal squad, bomb disposal unit Nbrigada f de bombas
bomb factory N local clandestino de fabricación de bombas
bomb scare Namenaza f de bomba
bomb shelter Nrefugio m antiaéreo
bomb site N lugar en el que ha estallado una bomba
bomb warning N = bomb alert
bomb along VI + ADVir a toda marcha, ir a toda hostia (Sp)
we were bombing along at 150íbamos a 150
bomb out VT + ADV [+ house] → volar
the family was bombed out (by terrorists) → a la familia les volaron la casa; (by planes) → a la familia les bombardearon la casa

bomb

[ˈbɒm]
nbombe f
vtbombarder

bomb

n
(= device)Bombe f; to put a bomb under somebody/something (Brit fig inf) → jdn/etw radikal verändern
(Brit inf) his party went like a bombseine Party war ein Bombenerfolg (inf); the car goes like a bombdas ist die reinste Rakete von Wagen (inf); the car cost a bombdas Auto hat ein Bombengeld gekostet (inf); to make a bombeine Stange Geld verdienen (inf); to go down a bombRiesenanklang finden (with bei) (inf)
(US inf) the play was a real bombdas Stück war ein totaler Reinfall
vt
(lit)bombardieren; (not from the air) → ein Bombenattentat verüben auf (+acc)
(US inf: = fail) → durchfallen bei
vi
(inf: = go fast) → fegen (inf), → zischen (inf)
(US inf: = fail) → durchfallen (inf)

bomb

:
bomb bay
nBombenschacht m
bomb carpet
nBombenteppich m
bomb crater
bomb disposal
nBombenräumung f
bomb disposal expert
nBombenräumexperte m
bomb disposal squad, bomb disposal unit
nBombenräumtrupp mor -kommando nt

bomb

:
bombproof
adjbombensicher
bomb scare
nBombenalarm m
bombshell
n
(Mil) → Bombe f
(fig)Bombe f, → plötzliche Überraschung; this news was a bombdie Nachricht schlug wie eine Bombe ein; to drop a or the or one’s bombdie Bombe platzen lassen
bomb shelter
nLuftschutzkeller m; (specially built) → (Luftschutz)bunker m
bombsight
nFliegerbombenzielgerät nt
bomb site
nTrümmergrundstück nt

bomb

[bɒm]
1. nbomba
it went like a bomb (fam) (party) → è andato a meraviglia
it goes like a bomb (fam) (car) → va come un razzo
2. vt (target) → bombardare
bomb out vt + adv (building) → distruggere
they were bombed out → hanno dovuto abbandonare la casa bombardata

bomb

(bom) noun
a hollow case containing explosives etc. The enemy dropped a bomb on the factory and blew it up.
verb
1. to drop bombs on. London was bombed several times.
2. to fail miserably. The play bombed on the first night.
ˈbomber noun
1. an aeroplane built for bombing.
2. a person who bombs. Bombers have caused many deaths in Northern Ireland.
ˈbombshell noun
1. a piece of startling news. His resignation was a real bombshell.
2. (slang) a sexy woman.

bomb

قُنْبُلَة, يَنْفَجِرُ bomba, bombardovat bombe bombardieren, Bombe βόμβα, βομβαρδίζω bomba, bombardear pommi, pommittaa bombarder, bombe bomba, bombardirati bomba, bombardare 爆弾, 爆撃する ...을 폭격하다, 폭탄 bom, bombarderen bombe bomba, zbombardować bomba, bombardear бомба, бомбить bomb, bomba ทิ้งระเบิด, ลูกระเบิด bomba, bombalamak ném bom, quả bom 炸弹, 轰炸

bomb

n bomba; atomic —, atom — (fam) bomba atómica; time — bomba de relojería, bomba de tiempo
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