bomb (someone or something) out(redirected from bomb them out)
bomb (someone or something) out
To force someone or something from a location through bombardment with explosives. Don't worry, sir, we'll bomb them out in our next attack.
bomb someone out
to cause people to flee by bombing their homes and towns. The planes bombed the villagers out. The attack bombed out everyone for miles around.
bomb something out
to destroy a place by bombing. I hope they don't bomb the village out. The planes bombed out the factory.
bomb out (of something)
Sl. to flunk out of or fail at something, especially school or a job. She was afraid she would bomb out of school. Her brother bombed out the year before.
1. To cause something to be damaged completely due to bombing. Used chiefly in the passive: The town was bombed out during the war.
2. To be compelled or forced to leave some place due to bombardment: My grandparents' family was bombed out of their house twice during the war. The only way to get the guerillas to leave the area is to bomb them out.
3. To be compelled or forced to leave some place because of miserable failure: Because he didn't study enough, he bombed out of college.
in. [for a computer or computer program] to fail. The whole thing bombed out at just the wrong time.