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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.
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.
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.
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.
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)