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bombard

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Military
bombardbom‧bard /bɒmˈbɑːd $ bɑːmˈbɑːrd/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 PMto attack a place for a long time using large weapons, bombs etc 🔊 I had been in action, bombarding the Normandy coast.see thesaurus at shoot2 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTto 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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Examples from the Corpus
bombardMy brothers bombarded me with snowballs as soon as I stepped out of the house.Rockets bombarded residential areas of the Afghan capital Friday.The allied forces bombarded the enemy trenches for weeks.Cromwell's men had been bombarding the fort with their artillery for several days.Overprotective parents may bombard their young children with messages that reinforce their lack of mastery.They had been bombarded to their knees.Seniors are bombarded with advertisements, phone calls and door-to-door salespeople insisting that living trusts work best for everyone.The public is being bombarded with contradictory information about the new tax from all sides.The strategy raises the prospect of voters with mobile phones being bombarded with election slogans from all parties.Local sheriffs have been bombarded with mail and phone calls from his supporters demanding his release.When the police tried to advance they were bombarded with petrol bombs.When it is bombarded with red light, it undergoes a photochemical reaction.Part of this problem stems from all the propaganda they bombard you with when you buy a four-wheel-drive vehicle.bombard somebody with somethingAlready, the water department has been bombarded with complaints about the drinking water.
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Verb table
bombard
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybombard
he, she, itbombards
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybombarded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave bombarded
he, she, ithas bombarded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad bombarded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bombard
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have bombarded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bombarding
he, she, itis bombarding
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you, we, theyare bombarding
Past
I, he, she, itwas bombarding
you, we, theywere bombarding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bombarding
he, she, ithas been bombarding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bombarding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bombarding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bombarding
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