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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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Information Bombardment is engaging and easy to read, and the author uses humor and anecdotes to illustrate many of his arguments.
He was the third Iraqi Kurd killed by artillery bombardments as part of ongoing clashes between Iran and the rebel Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK) which began three weeks ago.
The 5th Bombardment Wing did not launch all six of its bombardment groups of B-17s, as originally planned.
Within weeks of the near catastrophe on the Marne, Commanding Gen Joseph Joffre signed headquarters note S23 authorizing aerial bombardment, with escadrilles (squadrons) V14 and V21 becoming the first bomber units.
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The use of bombardment gene delivery technology in neuroscience research has soared in the past few years.
A NATO spokesman said he was unaware of any NATO bombardments in that area.
Kressler was among the soldiers wounded in the bombardment.
On October 4, D'Estaing's ships began a naval bombardment of the city, but the cannonade had little effect on the British.
On the eighth day of bombardment she writes, "Depression has hit me with the realization that the whole world hates us.
He says the mood in the Iraqi leadership is "excellent, as usual" and the 12-day bombardment of Baghdad has not disabled the government.
Then the bombardment began, and to this day I still say, "Thanks, Navy
He said: "The Israeli bombardment, aggression and closure of our cities, villages, and bases, will not affect the determination of our people to keep the uprising going.
Opposition to the Navy was galvanized in April 1999 when David Sanes Rodriguez, a civilian security guard, was killed and four others wounded by a stray bombardment.
In fact, most of my clients tell me their number one communication problem is with this bombardment.