Bomb meaning

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Bomb means to attack or destroy with explosives.

An example of bomb is the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Bomb means to fail.

An example of bomb is for a stand up comedian to fail on stage and getting booed off stage.

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The definition of a bomb is something that has the potential to explode.

An example of a bomb is a stick of dynamite with a timer set to ignite it.

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Any of various weapons detonated to release destructive material, such as smoke or gas.
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A long forward pass.
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A dismal failure; a fiasco.
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An old car.
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One that is excellent or superior. Used with the.
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To attack, damage, or destroy with or as if with bombs.
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To fail miserably.

The play bombed.

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To paint a graffito.
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A container filled with an explosive, incendiary, or other chemical for dropping or hurling, or for detonating by a timing mechanism.
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A small container with compressed gas in it.

An aerosol bomb.

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A heavily shielded apparatus with radioactive material in it, used in radiotherapy.

A cobalt bomb.

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A complete failure.
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A mass of lava, usually globular, ejected from a volcano by explosion.
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To attack, damage, or destroy with a bomb or bombs.
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To be a complete failure.
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See logic bomb and abend.
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An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.
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(slang) A failure; an unpopular commercial product.
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(US, Australia, informal) A car in poor condition.
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(UK, slang) A large amount of money, a fortune.

Make a bomb, cost a bomb.

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(chiefly UK, slang) A success; the bomb.

Our fabulous new crumpets have been selling like a bomb.

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(chiefly UK, slang) A very attractive woman; a bombshell.
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(often in combination) An action or statement that causes a strong reaction.

It was an ordinary speech, until the president dropped a bomb: he would be retiring for medical reasons.

Normally very controlled, he dropped the F-bomb and cursed the paparazzi.

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(dated) The atomic bomb.

During the Cold War, everyone worried about the bomb sometimes.

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(American football, slang) A long forward pass.
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(chemistry) A heavy-walled container designed to permit chemical reactions under high pressure.
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(informal) A jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs, for maximum splashing.
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(intransitive) To attack using one or more bombs; to bombard.
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(intransitive, slang) To fail dismally.
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(informal) To jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.
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(slang) To cover an area in many graffiti tags.
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(informal, Australia) To add an excessive amount of chlorine to a pool when it has not been maintained properly.
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(slang) Great, awesome.

Have you tried the new tacos from that restaurant? They're pretty bomb!

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(informal) The atomic bomb; the capacity to launch a nuclear attack. Often used with “the”.

Pakistan and India both have the Bomb now.

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To drop a bomb or bombs.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of bomb

  • French bombe from Italian bomba probably from Latin bombus a booming sound from Greek bombos of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French bombe, from Italian bomba, from Latin bombus (“a booming sound”), from Ancient Greek βόμβος (bombos, “booming, humming, buzzing”), imitative of the sound itself.

    From Wiktionary