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bomb

1. adjective slang Excellent; extremely entertaining; of very high quality. (Sometimes used as "the bomb.") That steak I had at dinner was bomb! I'm not usually a fan of action films, but that one was the bomb!
2. verb To fail spectacularly or to a great degree. Despite all the media hype, the major summer blockbuster bombed on its opening weekend.

bomb out (of something)

To fail spectacularly or to a great degree. Despite all the media hype, the major summer blockbuster really bombed out. He graduated at the top of his class, but his brother bombed out of college in just one semester.
See also: bomb, out

bomb

1. n. a bad performance or an inherently bad show. They tried as hard as they could, but the thing was a bomb from Act One on.
2. in. to fail. My first try bombed, but things got better.
3. Go to bomb(shell).

bomb

verb

bomb

verb
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As a result, the secrets of the Turing Bombe remained hidden until ten years ago, when 60 dedicated enthusiasts began recreating drawings of the design together with original copies made available by GCHQ.
Christmas Pudding Bombe (serves 4) FOR THE BOMBE: 6 large free-range egg yolks 175g unrefined dark muscovado sugar 400g cooked Christmas pudding 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 600ml double cream FOR THE CHOCOLATE ICE?
I believe this is one of the 20th century's great stories and the Turing Bombe is part of that.
Once the Bombe started running, it got through 17,000 messages in 18 minutes,' said Mr McConnell.
Deux kamikazes ont fait exploser leurs bombes hier mardi dans une tente remplie de manifestants au nord de Bagdad, tuant au moins 11 personnes et en blessant 55, dernier episode en date des violences qui ensanglantent quasi-quotidiennement ce pays, selon des responsables.
De nouvelles attaques a la bombe ont tue hier lundi au moins dix personnes pres de Bagdad, au lendemain de violences meurtrieres dans le pays oE l'instabilite sur le plan de la securite et la paralysie politique font craindre un retour au conflit confessionnel ouvert.
Betty and her comrades operated a Bombe machine - a huge device for cracking German codes, which were re-set each day.
L'hypothese d'une bombe a bord de l'Airbus, assurant, le 31 octobre dernier, la liaison Charm el-Cheikh - Saint-Petersbourg, evoquee par Washington et Londres, se confirme.
We had to adjust each wire on the Bombe very carefully with tweezers.
FOR THE PARFAIT: 12 egg yolks 350g unrefined golden caster sugar 960ml whipping cream The seeds of 2 vanilla pods FOR THE BLACKCURRANT COMPOTE: 400g fresh blackcurrants The juice of 2 lemons Unrefined golden caster sugar, to taste FOR THE MERINGUES: 50g unrefined golden caster sugar 25g unrefined light muscovado sugar 1/2 tsp cornflour 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 small egg whites EXTRAS: A suitable bombe mould, terrine or tub Mint leaves METHOD: Let's make the meringues first; set the oven to 140oC / Gas 1.
8Da followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Canvass 9 Appal 10 Plonk 11 Coppers 12 Rot 13 Senorita 16 Dog roses 17 Eat 19 Iceberg 21 On tap 22 Bombe 23 Tunisia DOWN: 1 Sceptre 2 One or two 3 Rank 4 Vampires 5 Epee 6 Plush 8 Second sight 13 Sorcerer 14 Treatise 15 Stopgap 18 Limbo 20 Emma 21 Owns QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 All together 8 Duo 9 Yes 11 Insipid 12 Tweet 13 Ate 14 Ski 15 Covered 17 Yet 19 Else 21 Afar 23 Zone 25 Sago 27 Gas 29 Reunite 31 Egg 34 Spy 36 Aroma 37 Renewal 38 Kin 39 Ivy 40 Text message DOWN: 1 Aunt 2 Lose 3 Tapioca 4 Gadget 5 Title 6 Eyes 7 Reek 8 Diary 10 Stile 16 Den 18 Tag 20 Leg 22 For 24 Outings 25 Steak 26 Untrue 28 Shyly 30 Exact 32 Grit 33 Gone 34 Swig 35 Pave
The breakthrough came when Cambridge mathematics genius Alan Turing - played by Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game - and Gordon Welchman invented 'the Bombe,' the electro-mechanical device that reduced the vast number of possible coded message settings to a manageable number for handtesting by the army of Wrens and support staff.
Chocolate vanilla cheesecake bombe | WHEN asked at the end of the meal "How was your food?
We had a choice between a Banana sticky toffee pudding (Dh60) and a Black forest chocolate bombe (Dh65) for dessert next but we chose for the latter for the spectacle it promised to deliver.
Une bombe a explose a l'interieur de la mosquee Al-Wardiya, tandis que, non loin de la, un kamikaze s'est fait exploser a l'interieur de la mosquee Al-Graita.