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verb bomb pronunciation in American English /bɑm/
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present tense
I/you/we/theybomb
he/she/itbombs
present participlebombing
past tensebombed
past participlebombed
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to attack a place with a bomb
    NATO aircraft bombed the town again last night.
    The railroad station was bombed by terrorists.
    be heavily/badly bombed: This whole area was heavily bombed during the conflict.
  2. 2

    bomb

    or

    bomb out

    [intransitive] informal to be very unsuccessful
    The movie bombed at the box office (=not many people went to see it).
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] informal to fail a test very badly
      I bombed my geography quiz.
  3. 3
    [intransitive] British informal to move somewhere very quickly, especially in a vehicle

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