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Definition of carpet-bomb verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    carpet-bomb

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt bɒm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt bɑːm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they carpet-bomb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt bɒm//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt bɑːm//
     
    he / she / it carpet-bombs
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt bɒmz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt bɑːmz//
     
    past simple carpet-bombed
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt bɒmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt bɑːmd//
     
    past participle carpet-bombed
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt bɒmd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt bɑːmd//
     
    -ing form carpet-bombing
    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt bɒmɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt bɑːmɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1carpet-bomb something to drop a large number of bombs onto every part of an area
  2. 2carpet-bomb somebody (business) to send an advertisement to a very large number of people, especially by email They carpet-bombed the public with commercials for their product. See related entries: Email
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carpet-bomb