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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 (one) with questions

To ask someone a lot of questions, typically in quick succession. 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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bombard someone with questions

Fig. to ask someone many questions, one after another. The press bombarded the president with questions. The company spokesperson was bombarded with leading questions.
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bombard somebody with something

to continually send someone something, esp. to inform or influence them Every day it seems as if we are bombarded with e-mail messages warning of computer viruses. Stuart bombarded her with flowers, phone calls, and faxes just to get her to say she would go out for dinner with him.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of bombard (to attack a place with continuous shooting)
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Newcastle Crown Court heard Graham sent the child letters saying "You're the most important person in my life, I love you so much", took her on trips to a zoo, made her a mix tape of love songs and bombarded her with texts and calls, once phoning her 20 times in just 40 minutes.
Also, resident Salama Al Masry was killed, while 20 residents, including seven children and four women, were injured when the army bombarded a sports center in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip; some of the wounded are in critical conditions.
Earth's atmosphere is regularly bombarded by cosmic rays, a thin rain of particles generated largely by supernovas, with some particles coming from the sun.
Voters in the district were also bombarded with dozens of mailers from candidates attacking each other on personal history and policy issues.
The hairy trait might occur when the gene is bombarded by radiation or a harmful chemical, which somehow turns the gene on," he says.
Our clients are bombarded with options for using Internet technologies to improve their business," said David Spieker, solution creation executive for Crowe Chizek's Systems Consulting Group (SCG).
Dr Susie Orbach said: "Women are bombarded with perfect images created by artifice which they aspire to but rarely achieve.
The best observations to date indicate that there's little if any variation in the typical mass of newborn stars, whether they form in low-density regions of the Milky Way, which contain no massive stars, or regions bombarded by ultraviolet radiation from heavyweights, notes Stephen E.
People in and out of the line bombarded Ticketmaster with calls in hopes of snapping up prime seats and games.
A total of 288 golf-ball-size spheres of quartz, filled with sulfur and bombarded with microwaves, are lighting aircraft hangars where F16 and C130 aircraft are overhauled and maintained -- using 17 percent to 37 percent less energy than the metal halide high-intensity discharge lamps that serve the same function at Hill.
Dr Susie Orbach said: "Women are bombarded with perfect images created by artifice which they aspire towards, but rarely achieve, because these images depend on transformation by photographers.
Bombarded by charged particles and exposed to large magnetic fields, the Galileo spacecraft recently braved several passes through Jupiter's radiation belts to get a closer look at the planet's volcanically active moon Io.
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And the Blade actor, 32, is so smitten with Brian O'Driscoll's ex he has bombarded her with affectionate texts and phone calls.