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verb bomb pronunciation in American English /bɑm/
Word Forms
present tense
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.

    be heavily/badly bombed:

    This whole area was heavily bombed during the conflict.

  2. 2



    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
  3. 3
    [intransitive] British informal to move somewhere very quickly, especially in a vehicle

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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