bombard (one) with (something)

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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 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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IN an effort to break the Iraqi prisoners' ``will to resist'', the Americans are apparently bombarding them with a mixture of western children's music and heavy metal.
In what appeared to be a coordinated attack last month, hackers crippled the world's largest e-commerce hang-outs--including Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, Buy.com, and CNN.com--by bombarding them with so many commands or requests that the sites ground to a virtual standstill.