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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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References in classic literature ?
Meanwhile, John Cumnor will bombard me with letters addressed, in my feigned name, to the care of the padrona."
Being somewhat of an artillery carpenter, I lent a hand to Jean Mangue's great bombard, which burst, as you know, on the day when it was tested, on the Pont de Charenton, and killed four and twenty curious spectators.
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Summary: Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stated Friday that Israel is no longer a nation that cannot be defeated and warned that if the Israeli army bombards Beirut or the southern suburbs Hizbullah will hit Tel Aviv.
These are typically generated when a burst of protons with energies greater than 500 MeV bombards the atmosphere.
Ultrasound, however, bombards tissues with inaudible sound waves at more than 20,000 hertz, and the echoes returning from tumors and healthy tissues can be identical, leaving the tumor undetected, Lerner says.