Meaning of BOMB in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ bɒm ]

( bombs, bombing, bombed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A bomb is a device which explodes and damages or destroys a large area.

Bombs went off at two London train stations...

It’s not known who planted the bomb...

Most of the bombs fell in the south...

There were two bomb explosions in the city overnight.



Nuclear weapons are sometimes referred to as the bomb .

They are generally thought to have the bomb.

N-SING : the N


When people bomb a place, they attack it with bombs.

Airforce jets bombed the airport.

VERB : V n

• bomb‧ing


Aerial bombing of rebel positions is continuing...

There has been a series of car bombings.



see also petrol bomb , pipe bomb

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