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Definition of bombard verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bombard
    he / she / it bombards
    past simple bombarded
    -ing form bombarding
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  1. 1bombard somebody/something (with something) to attack a place by firing large guns at it or dropping bombs on it continuously Madrid was heavily bombarded for several months.
  2. 2bombard somebody/something (with something) to attack someone with a lot of questions, criticisms, etc. or by giving them too much information We have been bombarded with letters of complaint. We are bombarded daily with propaganda about what we should eat.
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noun [uncountable, countable] The city came under heavy bombardment.
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