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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.

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

bombed

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

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

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 suggest that the history of bombing--and no one has bombed more than this nation--is a history of endless atrocities, all calmly explained by deceptive and deadly language like "accident," "military targets," and "collateral damage.
Robert Jackson, in his air War Over Korea, describes how the communists regularly bombed our airfields at night with Russian Polikarpof-2 Biplane Trainers.
Exaggerated propaganda by Yugoslav authorities and total denial by NATO have made it difficult to accurately assess the dangers posed by bombed chemical and oil facilities.
Nobuo Fujita, a Japanese pilot who flew bombing runs over Oregon in 1942, apparently the only time that an enemy aircraft has ever bombed the American mainland, died Tuesday at a hospital near Tokyo.
The thirty-one prisoners and nine guards massacred on orders of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller in the Attica uprising; the eleven MOVE members, five of whom were children, killed in a fire after their homes were bombed by Philadelphia police; the eighty-six Branch Davidians, including twenty-four children, who died at the Waco compound in an attack ordered by the Clinton Administration; the African immigrant murdered by a gang of policemen in New York--all of these events had explanations that, however absurd, are dutifully given time and space in the media.
The defense, on the other hand, had little evidence in the guilt phase and had little choice but to essentially admit during the penalty phase that McVeigh bombed the Alfred P.
Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon.