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



dive-bomb somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dive-bomb
he / she / it dive-bombs
past simple dive-bombed
-ing form dive-bombing
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(of an aircraft, a bird, etc.) to dive steeply through the air and attack someone or something The unwary rock-climber is dive-bombed by birds protecting their young.
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