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Definition of bomb verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bomb
    he / she / it bombs
    past simple bombed
    -ing form bombing
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  1. 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. 2[transitive, intransitive] bomb (something) (informal) to fail a test or an exam very badly The exam was impossible! I definitely bombed it.
  3. 3[intransitive] (informal) (of a play, show, etc.) to fail very badly His latest movie bombed and lost millions of dollars.
  4. Phrasal Verbsbe bombed out (of something)
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