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bombard (one) with (something)

1. Literally, to attack one repeatedly, as with gunfire or explosives. The enemy army retreated after we bombarded them with grenades.
2. By extension, to subject one 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 one 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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When a food is bombarded with powerful gamma rays, some of its molecules are broken up and converted to potentially dangerous free radicals and other "radiolytic" products.
Bombard a letter in early July, 1914, warning him to stay away or "I will be compelled to bring the affair before the court.''
Bombard is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert Bombard; sons, Robert Bombard Jr.
Two outs later Wheeler, a freshman, retired Bombard on a grounder to end the game.
"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.
Bombard and Dubois (2 for 3) followed with singles before Cam O'Toole sent a fly ball into the gap in right-center that scored Fletcher and Bombard to make it 2-0.
SCOTS funnygirl Ronni Ancona revealed yesterday that a teenage crush led her to bombard actor Dustin Hoffman with love letters.
BERLIN - Alfred Earl Bombard, 81, of Berlin, died on Saturday, April 30, at UMass Memorial Healthcare, University Campus in Worcester.
Every day he would bombard me with calls and letters."
BERLIN Alfred Earl Bombard, 81, of Berlin, died on Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at UMASS Memorial Healthcare, University Campus in Worcester.
X rays bombard Earth, but our planet's atmosphere shields us from them.
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.
"We felt that rules are rules, and you obey the rules," said ninth-year Auburn coach Glen Bombard.
"Overall, I thought we played real well," Auburn coach Glen Bombard said.