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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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Now they have their own dedicated gallery which tells the full story of the bombardment in a powerful and memorable way.
Although the Moon is located far from Vesta, which is in the main asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, they seem to share some of the same bombardment history," Pendleton added.
According to reports, the Afghan and American troops attacked on hideouts of Mullah Shapoor and after a clash, the air forces bombardment the area.
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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN * Late April aerial bombardments, ground-force skirmishes and especially the increasingly hostile rhetoric of the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan had religious leaders worried about the possibility of all-out war.
The opposition Local Coordination Committees cited doctors at makeshift hospitals as saying at least 31 people were killed in Homs on Saturday before the lull in bombardment.
Opposition groups and activists reported a "massacre" overnight Friday in Homs, saying more than 200 civilians were killed during a heavy bombardment by regime forces who they said fired tank shells, nail bombs and mortars.
Ramadan said 10 villages in his district have been evacuated due to the bombardment.
Only one of the five bombardment wings, the 5th, with six bombardment groups, flew B-17 Flying Fortresses.
But the 58th Bombardment Wing, operating out of bases in China, began bombing Kyushu as early as June 15, 1944, attacking Yawata, followed later by Sasebo and Nagasaki, before November.
Three hideouts of terrorists were also destroyed in the bombardment.
BLITZ STREET C4,9pm To mark the 70th anniversary of the London Blitz, Tony Robinson presents a fourpart science and history series that aims to give some idea of what it must have been like to live under the ferocious bombardment of the Blitz and to explain why it ultimately failed.
French Strategic and Tactical Bombardment Forces of World War I by Rene Martel, translated by Allen Suddaby, and edited by Steven Suddaby.
The image above is from a temperature simulation of Earth during the bombardment era.