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Topic: MILITARY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: bombarder, from bombarde 'large gun', probably from Latin bombus; BOMB1

bombard

verb
     
bom‧bard [transitive]
1PM to attack a place for a long time using large weapons, bombs etc:
I had been in action bombarding the Normandy coast.
2 to do something too often or too much, for example criticizing or questioning someone, or giving too much information:
The office was bombarded by telephone calls.
bombard somebody with something
They bombarded him with questions.
Today we are bombarded with advice on what to eat and what to avoid.
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