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1. Something, such as a film or book, that sustains widespread popularity and achieves enormous sales.
2. A large, powerful bomb used especially in air raids on cities.
3. One that engages in the practice of blockbusting.
[Sense 3, from blockbusting.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Military) a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas or strengthened targets
2. a very successful, effective, or forceful person, thing, etc
3. a lavish film, show, novel, etc, that proves to be an outstanding popular success
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a huge aerial demolition bomb.
2. a motion picture, novel, etc. that has wide popular appeal or financial success.
3. a person or thing that is overwhelmingly impressive, effective, or influential.
4. one who practices blockbusting.
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|Noun||1.||blockbuster - a large bomb used to demolish extensive areas (as a city block)|
|2.||blockbuster - an unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)|
hit, smasher, smash, bang, strike - a conspicuous success; "that song was his first hit and marked the beginning of his career"; "that new Broadway show is a real smasher"; "the party went with a bang"
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2. (Mil) → bomba f revientamanzanas
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
blockbuster[ˈblɒkbʌstər] n (= film) → grand succès m (= book) → best-seller mblock capitals npl → majuscules fpl d'imprimerie
in block capitals → en majuscules d'imprimerie
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
blockbuster[ˈblɒkˌbʌstəʳ] n (fam) (film, TV series) → successone m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995