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bomb

2 verb
     
Related topics: Military
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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-bomb
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 out

phrasal verb
PM if a building or the people in it are bombed out, the building is completely destroyed:
My family were bombed out in 1941.

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