bombard (one) with (something)

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bombard (one) with (something)

1. Literally, to attack someone repeatedly, as with gunfire or explosives. The enemy army retreated after we bombarded them with grenades.
2. By extension, to subject someone to something repeatedly. Quit bombarding me with pitches and let me set up in the batter's box! Don't bombard your brother with suggestions—his paper is due tomorrow, so he needs to commit to a topic and just write about it! Every time I come home for the holidays, my mom bombards me with questions about my personal life.
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bombard someone or something with something

to cast or shoot something at someone or something. (See also bombard someone with questions.) The boys bombarded their friends with snowballs. Gerald bombarded his friends with criticism.
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References in classic literature ?
The last day of the old year was one of those bright, cold, dazzling winter days, which bombard us with their brilliancy, and command our admiration but never our love.
We ended up being locked in the dressing room as the fans tried to bombard us with things.
We ended up being locked in the dressing room as the angry fans tried to bombard us with things.
The media bombard us with pictures of hundreds of thousands of people ostensibly fleeing wars and acts of terrorism, but just how many are actually genuine and how many jihadists, terrorists and the like, being given free access into Europe to wage their misguided war against the western world?
We don't bang on about the London congestion charge even though car makers bombard us with facts about how their new motors avoid it.
I wonder if the readers of the Chronicle are weary of all the political gimmickry our present day politicians bombard us with on a daily basis.
If Lidl and Aldi find no need to bombard us with needless meaningless flummery in the guise of customer service, why should you?
The X Factor judges - Gary Barlow, Sharon Osborne, Nicole Scherzinger, and Louis Walsh YOU can tell when summer is almost over because ITV bombard us with ads for juggernaut talent search The X Factor.
Exhibition organisers want our business cards so they can boast about their database and bombard us with spam.
Meantime supermarkets bombard us with advertising telling us how they continue to "drive prices down for our benefit".
I don't know who these beancounters are that bombard us with these facts and figures but perhaps they should get together and compare data before going to press.
Yet many car makers continue to bombard us with this dodgy data.
And no doubt between now and then, ITV will bombard us with more trailers until we're heartily sick of the sight of Demons.
Choreo - graphed by Matthew Bourne, the all singing-all dancing numbers not only bombard us with much-loved songs such as Chim Chim Cher-ee and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious but also offer a stage full of energy.
In the main, off-course bookmakers are the biggest culprits as they seek to bombard us with telephone numbers and website addresses, but the annoying habit of totally obliterating the nature of the race is not restricted to them.