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Definition of carpet-bomb verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    carpet-bomb

     verb
    verb
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they carpet-bomb he / she / it carpet-bombs past simple carpet-bombed -ing form carpet-bombing
     
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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 e-mail They carpet-bombed the public with commercials for their product.
carpet-bombing
 
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noun [uncountable]
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