When the United States repeatedly drops missiles and bombs in a full-on attack against an enemy city, this is an example of when the U.S. bombards the city.
When you ask someone over and over why they are doing what they are doing during each step of a project and you inquire about every detail and every move, this is an example of when you bombard the person with questions.
Origin of bombard
- From Middle English a bombard from Old French bombarde from Medieval Latin bombarda probably from Latin bombus a booming sound bomb
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition