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time bomb

n.
1. A bomb with a detonating mechanism that can be set for a particular time.
2. Something that threatens to have an abruptly disastrous outcome in the future.

time bomb

or

timebomb

n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a bomb containing a timing mechanism that determines the time at which it will detonate
2. a situation which, if allowed to continue, will develop into a serious problem

time′ bomb`


n.
1. a bomb containing a clock or timer that can be set to explode at a certain time.
2. a situation that may have disastrous consequences at any time in the near future.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.time bomb - a problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressedtime bomb - a problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed; "India is a demographic time bomb"; "the refugee camp is a ticking bomb waiting to go off"
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
2.time bomb - a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
Translations
tydbom
قُنْبُلَةٌ مَوْقُوتَةقُنْبُلَةٌ مَوقوتَه
časovaná bombačasovaná puma
tidsindstillet bombe
aikapommi
tempirana bomba
idõzített bomba
tímasprengja
時限爆弾
시한폭탄
časovaná bomba
tidsbomb
ระเบิดที่ตั้งเวลาได้
bom hẹn giờ

time bomb

nbomba a orologeria

time

(taim) noun
1. the hour of the day. What time is it?; Can your child tell the time yet?
2. the passage of days, years, events etc. time and space; Time will tell.
3. a point at which, or period during which, something happens. at the time of his wedding; breakfast-time.
4. the quantity of minutes, hours, days etc, eg spent in, or available for, a particular activity etc. This won't take much time to do; I enjoyed the time I spent in Paris; At the end of the exam, the supervisor called `Your time is up!'
5. a suitable moment or period. Now is the time to ask him.
6. one of a number occasions. He's been to France four times.
7. a period characterized by a particular quality in a person's life, experience etc. He went through an unhappy time when she died; We had some good times together.
8. the speed at which a piece of music should be played; tempo. in slow time.
verb
1. to measure the time taken by (a happening, event etc) or by (a person, in doing something). He timed the journey.
2. to choose a particular time for. You timed your arrival beautifully!
ˈtimeless adjective
1. not belonging to, or typical of, any particular time. timeless works of art.
2. never-ending. the timeless beauty of Venice.
ˈtimelessly adverb
ˈtimelessness noun
ˈtimely adjective
coming at the right moment. Your arrival was most timely.
ˈtimeliness noun
ˈtimer noun
1. a person who, or a device which, measures the time taken by anything. a three-minute egg-timer.
2. a clock-like device which sets something off or switches something on or off at a given time.
times noun plural
1. a period; an era. We live in difficult times.
2. in mathematics, used to mean multiplied by. Four times two is eight.
ˈtiming noun
1. the measuring of the amount of time taken.
2. the regulating of speech or actions to achieve the best effect. All comedians should have a good sense of timing.
time bomb
a bomb that has been set to explode at a particular time.
ˈtime-consuming adjective
taking too much time to do. a time-consuming process/job.
time limit
a fixed length of time during which something must be done and finished. The examination has a time limit of three hours.
time ˈoff noun
a period of time away from work or studying.
time ˈout noun
(American).
1. (in basketball etc) a short break requested by the coach to give instructions etc.
2. a short period of rest from an activity. to take time out to relax.
ˈtimetable noun
a list of the times of trains, school classes etc.
all in good time
soon enough.
all the time
continually.
at times
occasionally; sometimes.
be behind time
to be late.
for the time being
meanwhile. I am staying at home for the time being.
from time to time
occasionally; sometimes. From time to time he brings me a present.
in good time
early enough; before a set time (for an appointment etc). We arrived in good time for the concert.
in time
1. early enough. He arrived in time for dinner; Are we in time to catch the train?
2. (with with) at the same speed or rhythm. They marched in time with the music.
no time (at all)
a very short time indeed. The journey took no time (at all).
one/two etc at a time
singly, or in groups of two etc. They came into the room three at a time.
on time
at the right time. The train left on time.
save/waste time
to avoid spending time; to spend time unnecessarily. Take my car instead of walking, if you want to save time; We mustn't waste time discussing unimportant matters.
take one's time
to do something as slowly as one wishes.
time and (time) again
again and again; repeatedly. I asked her time and (time) again not to do that.

time bomb

قُنْبُلَةٌ مَوْقُوتَة časovaná bomba tidsindstillet bombe Zeitbombe ωρολογιακή βόμβα bomba de relojería aikapommi bombe à retardement tempirana bomba bomba ad orologeria 時限爆弾 시한폭탄 tijdbom tidsinnstilt bombe bomba zegarowa bomba relógio бомба с часовым механизмом tidsbomb ระเบิดที่ตั้งเวลาได้ saatli bomba bom hẹn giờ 定时炸弹
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