to attack a place by leaving a bomb there, or by dropping bombs on it from a plane: ➔ carpet-bomb, dive-bomb
The town was heavily bombed in World War II.
Government aircraft have been bombing civilian areas.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]TTC British English informal
to move or drive very quickly:
Suddenly a police car came bombing down the high street.
3 [intransitive and transitive] American English informal
to fail a test very badly:
I bombed my midterm.
4 [intransitive] American English
if a play, film, event etc bombs, it is not successful:
His latest play bombed on Broadway.
be bombed outphrasal verb
if a building or the people in it are bombed out, the building is completely destroyed:
My family were bombed out in 1941.