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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 around

1. To move around (some place) very quickly and recklessly. I was afraid someone was going to get hurt from the way the kids kept bombing around the house. There was little else to do in such a rural town besides bomb around in our cars.
2. To travel around (some place) very quickly. We spent the summer bombing around Europe on motorcycles.
See also: around, bomb

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 out at (something)

To be eliminated from some competitive event due to a very poor performance. After bombing out at the 2001 Junior Nationals, I never really felt motivated to play table tennis at a competitive level again.
See also: bomb, out

bomb out on (something)

1. To fail or do very poorly at something, especially an exam. I felt sure that I had bombed out on the test, so I was shocked to learn I had gotten a B+.
2. To quit, abandon, or choose not to go through with something. I bombed out on the horseback riding after hearing about Sarah's accident. Tom keeps bombing out on our plans.
See also: bomb, on, 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

photobomb

slang To surprise someone (intentionally or unintentionally) by unexpectedly appearing in a photo they have taken or are trying to take. Kevin, quit photobombing us! We just want to take one nice picture! Ugh, the guy in front of us must have moved because he ended up totally photobombing us.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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

bomb

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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During his service, Mr McConnell was responsible for fixing the Bombe machines when they broke down while trying to intercept the Enigma codes.
HWR a recense 119 lieux a travers la Syrie oE 156 bombes de ce type ont ete utilisees durant les six derniers mois, dont dans deux endroits ces 15 derniers jours qui ont tue 11 civils et blesse 27 autres.
Le Premier ministre indien Manmohan Singh a appele au calme hier dimanche a Hyderabad (sud) oE un double attentat a la bombe a fait 16 morts et une centaine de blesses jeudi.
Ce responsable, Ali Mohammed al-Mansouri, a ajoute que cette maison de la localite de Manaseh est utilisee pour fabriquer des bombes et qu'"au moins dix membres d'Al-Qaida, dont des elements dangereux et des etrangers (Non-Yemenites), y auraient peri".
A tourism ministry official said: "In certain areas, like Malia on Crete, 'bombes' are a real problem.
Trois (3) bombes de confection artisanale ont ete detruites dimanche par un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire (ANP) a Tebessa.
Un officier a notamment ete abattu chez lui et deux gardes du president de l'Universite de Diyala tues par des bombes qui ont explose pendant qu'ils l'escortaient en convoi.
Sept casemates de terroristes, un atelier de fabrication d'explosifs et 44 bombes de confection artisanale ont ete decouverts et detruits mardi dernier par un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire (ANP) lors d'une operation de fouille et de ratissage a Bouira, a indique hier un communique du ministere de la Defense nationale (MDN).
La Chine a formellement proteste contre trois bombes larguees par l'armee birmane sur son territoire au cours d'operations contre les rebelles de la minorite kachin, a indique hier vendredi le ministere des Affaires etrangeres.
Un element de soutien aux groupes terroristes a ete arrete, mercredi dernier, a Boumerdes, par un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire (ANP), alors qu'un autre detachement a detruit deux bombes de confection artisanale a Medea, a indique, jeudi dernier, un communique du ministere de la Defense nationale.
Une casemate pour terroriste contenant 6 bombes de confection artisanale a ete detruite, dimanche dernier, a Skikda par un detachement de l'Armee nationale populaire (ANP), alors que quatre elements de soutien aux groupes terroristes ont ete arretes par un autre detachement a Ouargla et Ghardaia, a indique hier un communique du ministere de la Defense nationale (MDN).