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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 [informal], dud, flop [informal], clunker [N. Amer, informal]
  4. [Brit, informal] A large sum of money (especially as pay or profit)
    "she made a bomb selling real estate";
    - pile [informal], bundle [informal], big bucks [informal], megabucks [informal], big money [informal]
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 [N. Amer, informal], flush it
  3. [Brit, informal] Move quickly and violently
    "The car bombed down the street";
    - tear [informal], shoot, shoot down, charge, buck, scream [informal]
  4. [informal] Fail badly
    "How many contracting businesses will bomb this year?";
    - tank [N. Amer, informal], crash and burn [informal]

Sounds like: bombe

Derived forms: bombed, bombing, bombs

Type of: arms, assail, attack, barrel [informal], belt [informal], belt along [informal], bucket [informal], bucket along [informal], bust [informal], calorimeter, clinker [N. Amer, informal], epic fail [informal], explosive device, fizzle, flop [informal], hasten, hie [archaic], hotfoot, hurry, implements of war, money, munition, pelt [informal], pelt along [informal], race, rocket [informal], rush, rush along, speed, step on it [informal], travel rapidly, weaponry, weapons system, whizz [informal], whizz along [informal], wing [informal], zip [informal], zoom, zoom along

Encyclopedia: Bomb, Medium Capacity, 22,000 lb