- 1[transitive] bomb something to attack a place by leaving a bomb there or by dropping bombs from a plane Terrorists bombed several army barracks. The city was heavily bombed in the war.
- 2 [transitive, intransitive] bomb (something) (informal) to fail a test or an exam very badly The exam was impossible! I definitely bombed it.
- 3 [intransitive] (informal) (of a play, show, etc.) to fail very badly His latest movie bombed and lost millions of dollars. Phrasal Verbsbe bombed out (of something)
NAmE//bɑm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bomb
he / she / it bombs
past simple bombed
-ing form bombing