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noun     bomb pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable]Sound effect a weapon made to explode at a particular time or when it hits something

    Bombs fell on the city every night for two weeks.

    plant a bomb:

    The bomb had been planted in a busy street.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to or caused by a bomb

      a bomb attack

  2. 2
    [countable] American a container in which insect poison is kept under pressure

    a flea bomb (=used for killing fleas)

  3. 3

    the bomb


    the Bomb

    old-fashioned nuclear weapons, considered as a group
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    the bomb informal something really good

    This looks the bomb.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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