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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
  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.

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