An example of bomb is the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
An example of bomb is for a stand up comedian to fail on stage and getting booed off stage.
An example of a bomb is a stick of dynamite with a timer set to ignite it.
The play bombed.
An aerosol bomb.
A cobalt bomb.
Our fabulous new crumpets have been selling like a bomb.
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.
During the Cold War, everyone worried about the bomb sometimes.
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