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bombard

bom·bard

bombard

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: bam bard
inflections: bombarded, bombarding, bombards
definition 1: to attack with bombs, cannon fire, or artillery.
synonyms:
blitz, bomb, shell
similar words:
barrage, blitzkrieg, enfilade, fusillade, raid, strafe, strike
definition 2: to assail, as with questions, ideas, or the like.
They bombarded the waiter with complaints.
synonyms:
barrage, strike
similar words:
assail, assault, attack, broadside, pepper, zap
definition 3: to shoot radiation or high energy particles at.
synonyms:
irradiate, zap
similar words:
barrage, pepper, shoot
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: bam bard
definition: a primitive stone-throwing device, the precursor of the modern cannon.
synonyms:
catapult
similar words:
cannon
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derivations: bombarder (n.), bombardment (n.)
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