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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. Every time I come home for the holidays, my mom bombards me with questions about my personal life.
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!
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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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A Syrian army helicopter has been shot down by rebels on Monday while it was bombarding the Damascus neighbourhood of Jobar.
After bombarding the excited molecules with hydrogen atoms, the Stanford chemists immediately confirm which product they produced by scanning their reaction chamber with an ultraviolet laser, which causes each product of the water-splitting reaction to emit a charateristic fluorescent "signature.
Bombarding nearly perfect single crystals of the oxide in this way enables them to carry up to 100 times more current than untreated crystals, van Dover and Gyorgy say.
By studying the way bombarding atoms and molecules interact with liquid surfaces, researchers can gain insights into the factors that determine how liquids and gases interact.
Later, scientists using the technique of bombarding selected targets with accelerated ions in the hope of making two nuclei fuse into a bigger one experienced several successes, including the generally accepted discoveries of elements 104 and 105 as well as claims to the discovery of some of the higher numbers.
Does rapidly cooling a liquid to form a glass produce the same kind of disorder as that produced by bombarding the crystal form of the same substance with ions?
Laboratory recently produced it by bombarding berkelium-249 with oxygen-18 ions, they created only 47 hahnium-262 isotopes in 800 experiments.
The researchers argue that during periods of frequent reversals, comets or asteroids bombarding the planet enhance the turbulence in the earth's fluid outer core.