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firebomb

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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firebombfire‧bomb1 /ˈfaɪəbɒm $ ˈfaɪrbɑːm/ noun [countable]  PMWa bomb that makes a fire start burning when it explodes
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firebombYou can lob a firebomb through the window.No, it won't be firebombs.Eight firebombs were planted but only three went off.Richard Duriez and Annette Tibbles helped to plan firebomb attacks on two meat companies.Despite Brett's attempt to prevent it, the firebombs had been detonated.A green light would indicate that the enemy Control had been successfully taken, and the detonation of the firebombs prevented.They kept their promise to remain nonviolent and did not throw firebombs at first.
firebombfirebomb2 verb [transitive]  to attack a place with firebombs His home was firebombed by animal rights activists.firebombing noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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firebombNo one's the wiser as when the camorra firebomb a discotheque or bar.It is understood that they were questioned in connection with threats to firebomb bookshops.The eagle and iron cross symbol is being used by thugs firebombing immigrant hostels.And threats have been made to firebomb the studios of the new station.
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Verb table
firebomb
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfirebomb
he, she, itfirebombs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfirebombed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave firebombed
he, she, ithas firebombed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad firebombed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill firebomb
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have firebombed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam firebombing
he, she, itis firebombing
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you, we, theyare firebombing
Past
I, he, she, itwas firebombing
you, we, theywere firebombing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been firebombing
he, she, ithas been firebombing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been firebombing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be firebombing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been firebombing
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