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bombing

noun

1 bombing

An attack by dropping bombs.

synonym: bombardment.

Dutch: bomaanslag, bombardement
Polish: zbombardowanie



2 bombing

The use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists.


Moby thesaurus: air cover, air raid, air support, area bombing, blitz, carpet bombing, cover, dive-bombing, dry run, high-altitude bombing, low-altitude bombing, milk run, mission, precision bombing, reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission, saturation bombing, scramble, shuttle bombing, shuttle raid ... show more.

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bomb

noun

1 bomb

An explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions.

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Dutch: bom, flop, vlam, wrak
Polish: bomba

2 bomb

Strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion.

synonym: bomb calorimeter.

3 bomb

An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual.

synonyms: dud, turkey.

verb

1 bomb

Throw bombs at or attack with bombs:
— The Americans bombed Dresden.

synonym: bombard.

Roget 716: attack, assault, assail; invade; set upon, fall upon; charge, impugn, break a lance with, enter the lists.    assume the offensive, take the offensive; be the aggressor, become the aggressor; ... show more

Roget 842: joke, jest, crack a joke, make a joke, jape, cut jokes; perpetrate a joke; pun, perpetrate a pun; make fun of, make merry with; kid, kid around, ... show more

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

2 bomb

Fail to get a passing grade.

synonyms: fail, flunk, flush it.

Dutch: buizen, mankeren, zakken


Moby thesaurus: A-bomb, Grand Guignol, H-bomb, Passion play, Tom show, aerial bomb, antimasque, antipersonnel bomb, astonishment, atom-bomb, atomic bomb, audience success, ballet, batter, be a gas, be a hit, bill, blast, blitz, blockbuster ... show more.

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