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1. adjective slang Excellent; extremely entertaining; of very high quality. (Sometimes used as "the bomb.") That steak I had at dinner was bomb! I'm not usually a fan of action films, but that one was the bomb!
2. verb To fail spectacularly or to a great degree. Despite all the media hype, the major summer blockbuster bombed on its opening weekend.

bomb out (of something)

To fail spectacularly or to a great degree. Despite all the media hype, the major summer blockbuster really bombed out. He graduated at the top of his class, but his brother bombed out of college in just one semester.
See also: bomb, out

bomb through (something)

1. To release bombs that must travel through something else before exploding. Bomb through the leaves to the base down below!
2. To use bombs to gain access to something. They'll bomb through the wall to get in here if they have to.
3. To have rapid success in some area. Can you believe that he's bombed through all those AP courses and he's only a junior?
4. To proceed quickly and forcefully through some thing or area. The boys bombed through the house in pursuit of snacks.
See also: bomb, through


1. n. a bad performance or an inherently bad show. They tried as hard as they could, but the thing was a bomb from Act One on.
2. in. to fail. My first try bombed, but things got better.
3. Go to bomb(shell).




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To serve, trim and unmould the halves of the bombe carefully, stick together and return to the freezer to firm up.
Bombes and the Colossus were destroyed to keep them out of Soviet hands.
Place the bombes seam-side-down on the sheet pan and gently press down to seal.
The bombe shape, most commonly used in French Louis XV period and Italian furniture, actually originated in the Far East, according to Sobota.
L'annonce du nouvel essai a ete faite quelques heures apres la diffusion de photos par l'agence de presse officielle KCNA montrant Kim a l'Institut des armes nucleaires et observant "une bombe H destinee a etre chargee dans le nouveau missile intercontinental".
After my Jager Bombe, I braved the meaty option just so I could tick it off my bucket list.
La bombe a ete declenchee lors du passage d'un vehicule transportant un procureur, Abdul Qayoom, a precise a l'AFP un porte-parole des autorites locales Ahmad Zia Abdulzai.
Ces derniers, qui ont refuse obtemperer aux sommations des elements de la surete de s'arreter pour verifier leur identite, ont tente de prendre la fuite apres avoir fait montre d'une forte resistance, ajoute la source, precisant qu'une crevaison des pneus du vehicule les a contraints a s'arreter et s'attaquer aux elements de la surete a l'aide d'arme blanche (grands sabres) et d'une bombe lacrymogene.
Kirkuk/ NINA/-- consecutively went off on Thursday morning in midtown Kirkuk, an improvised explosive device and a car bombe killing and wounding undetermined number of policemen and civilians , a police source stated .
Alternatively you can save yourself pounds 94 with the Luxe Bombe chest (far right) from Next (www.
The Gu Bombe au Chocolat could be described as a cake but think more gu than sponge and you are getting the idea.
Turing Bombe machines cracked 3,000 enemy messages a day and are said to have shortened the war by two years thanks to the secrets they uncovered.