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bomb

bomb

 
 
pronunciation:
bam
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a metal shell filled with explosives that is dropped, thrown, or otherwise directed at a certain target for destructive purposes.
The bomb went off on the crowded bus and killed thirty people.The planes dropped hundreds of bombs on the city.
definition 2: a portable container which ejects gas, foam, or poison by way of its own internal pressure.
When you use the bomb for the fleas, you'll have to stay out of your apartment all day.
definition 3: nuclear weapons (usu. prec. by the).
The bomb has changed the world forever.
definition 4: (informal) a failure.
His concert was a bomb and the audience threw things at the stage.
similar words:
failure, miss
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bombed, bombing, bombs
definition 1: to throw or drop an explosive object on.
The enemy bombed the city throughout the night.
similar words:
bombard
definition 2: to attack or destroy with a bomb.
Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.America bombed the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to throw or drop a bomb or bombs.
They are now bombing over the large cities.
definition 2: (informal) to fail.
The movie bombed in theaters all over the country.
similar words:
fold, miss
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