English version

bomb in Military topic

bombbomb2 ●●● W3 verb  1 [transitive]PM to attack a place by leaving a bomb there, or by dropping bombs on it from a plane The town was heavily bombed in World War II. Government aircraft have been bombing civilian areas. carpet-bomb, dive-bomb2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]TTCMOVE/CHANGE POSITION British English informal to move or drive very quickly Suddenly a police car came bombing down the high street.3 [intransitive, transitive]FAIL American English informal to fail a test very badly I bombed my midterm.4 [intransitive] American EnglishFAIL if a play, film, event etc bombs, it is not successful His latest play bombed on Broadway. be bombed out→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bombIn 1986 they made "Shanghai Surprise, " which bombed.NATO warplanes bombed a dozen towns Thursday.Lawrence Evert, shot down 33 years ago as he tried to bomb a nearby railroad bridge.Her laundry had been bombed, and the hospital was full of casualties, as well as the maternity block.Although the show was a hit in London it bombed on Broadway.I bombed on the quiz he gave us."How'd it go?" "I bombed on the written section, but I think I did okay on the multiple choice part."She has had few offers of work since her last movie bombed so spectacularly.I bombed the English test yesterday.I just bombed the written section of the test.They had made two attempts to bomb United States military trains in Lower Saxony in 1987 and 1988.