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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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Bombard paused in the mill yard to toss out his spent rounds, reload and light a cigarette before striding away, crossing the railroad tracks and walking through Hillside Cemetery toward the home of his 65-year-old mother, Philinda Bombard, in Leicester, with plans to say goodbye, then escape on a passing freight train.
Bombard is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Bombard; sons, Robert Bombard Jr.
After I asked him, Derek's immediate response to me was `Whatever you need me to do to help the team, I will do,'" Bombard said.
He is survived by his mother, Linda (Rynkowski) Bombard, and her fiance Ronald Ernst of Southbridge; father, Robert Bombard and his wife Patty of Charlton; paternal grandmother, Doris Bombard of Oxford, his long time companion, Diane Urella of Roxbury; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Shortstop Brad Bombard led the way last night, going 4 for 4 with two doubles from the cleanup spot.
SCOTS funnygirl Ronni Ancona revealed yesterday that a teenage crush led her to bombard actor Dustin Hoffman with love letters.
Daigle) Bombard, 75, of Worcester, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011 in Saint Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loving family.
X rays bombard Earth, but our planet's atmosphere shields us from them.
Every day he would bombard me with calls and letters.
BERLIN - Alfred Earl Bombard, 81, of Berlin, died on Saturday, April 30, at UMass Memorial Healthcare, University Campus in Worcester.
Dust grains in the outer solar system are the source of some of the cosmic rays that bombard Earth, planetary scientists report in the Oct.
He was the beloved husband for 58 years to the late Doris Rose (Garceau) Bombard who died in 2009.