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bomb

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

bombed

slang Intoxicated. Do you remember last night at all? You were totally bombed by the time I got to the bar.

bombed out

Destroyed by explosives. Rebuilding hasn't begun in that neighborhood yet—it's still all bombed out from the siege.
See also: bombed, out

bomb

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).

bomb

verb

bombed (out)

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. (Possibly from embalmed.) How can I drive when I’m bombed out?
See also: bombed, out

bombed

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bomb

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"I couldn't begin to tell you how many times I was bombed and shelled."
Surveys conducted after the war concluded that German factories increased their output despite being bombed. (Next time you're in a plane at 30,000 feet, try to pick out a building on the ground and imagine the technical difficulty of releasing a bomb so that it falls through miles of space--buffeted by unpredictable winds; propelled by the momentum of the plane's forward motion--and hits that building alone.)
Three months later, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed. According to an FBI report, Murad, who was then in custody in New York, told jailers immediately after the bombing that it was the work of his co-conspirator Ramzi Yousef's "liberation army."
planes bombed Red Cross warehouses, and a Red Cross spokesman said: "Now we've got 55,000 people without that food or blankets, with nothing at all."
La Scala had been bombed. The "dogface" (as infantrymen used to be called) attended the opera en plein air with a "date," with a woman old enough to be his mother, whose daughter might have been his sister.
Twenty-one four-engine B-29s bombed through the rising dust to complete the destruction.