bomb

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1 bomb /ˈbɑːm/ noun
plural bombs
1 bomb
/ˈbɑːm/
noun
plural bombs
Learner's definition of BOMB
[count] : a device that is designed to explode in order to injure or kill people or to damage or destroy property
often used before another noun
the bomb : nuclear weapons
[count] US, informal : something that is a complete failure usually singular
the bomb US slang : something or someone that is very good
[singular] British, informal : something that is very successful
[count]
American football : a long pass
basketball : a long shot
baseball : a long home run
[singular] British, informal : a large amount of money

drop a bomb

informal or drop the bomb
: to do or say something that is very shocking and unexpected
2 bomb /ˈbɑːm/ verb
bombs; bombed; bombing
2 bomb
/ˈbɑːm/
verb
bombs; bombed; bombing
Learner's definition of BOMB
[+ object] : to attack (a place or people) with a bomb or many bombs
[no object] informal : to fail completely
[+ object] US slang : to fail (a test)
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] informal : to move or go very quickly
[+ object]
US, sports : to hit (a ball) very hard
baseball : to score many runs against (a pitcher)

— bombing

noun, plural bombings
[noncount]
[count]
often used before another noun
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