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Noun: bomb  bóm
  1. An explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
     
  2. Strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    - bomb calorimeter
     
  3. An event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    "the first experiment was a real bomb";
    - turkey, dud, flop, clunker [N. Amer]
     
  4. [Brit] A large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
    "she made a bomb selling real estate";
    - pile, bundle, big bucks, megabucks, big money
Verb: bomb  bóm
  1. Throw bombs at or attack with bombs
    "The Americans bombed Dresden";
    - bombard
     
  2. Be unsuccessful in a test, get lower than the passing grade
    "She studied hard but bombed nevertheless";
    - fail, flunk, flush it
     
  3. [Brit] Move quickly and violently
    "The car bombed down the street";
    - tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, scream
     
  4. Fail badly
    "How many contracting businesses will bomb this year?";
    - tank [N. Amer], crash and burn

Sounds like: bombe

Derived forms: bombs, bombed, bombing

Type of: arms, assail, attack, belt along, bucket along, bust, calorimeter, cannonball along, explosive device, fizzle, flop, hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, implements of war, money, munition, pelt along, race, rush, rush along, speed, step on it, travel rapidly, weaponry, weapons system, zip

Encyclopedia: Bomb, Medium Capacity, 22,000lb