- 1 [Military/Militar] 1.1 (explosive device) bomba (feminine) the room looked as if a bomb had hit it [colloquial/familiar] la habitación estaba toda patas arriba [colloquial/familiar] to go down a bomb (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] hacer* furor [colloquial/familiar] to go like a bomb (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] [car/motorbike] ir* como un bólido [colloquial/familiar] (be successful) the party went like a bomb la fiesta fue un exitazo [colloquial/familiar] the business is going like a bomb el negocio marcha a las mil maravillas to put a bomb under sb [colloquial/familiar] darle* una sacudida a algnMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (atomic or nuclear) the bomb la bomba (atómica)
- The second night attack, which used high explosive and incendiary bombs alternately, caused the first man-made firestorm which affected an area of 22sq.km.
- According to sources, dissident groups are now at work planning to plant bombs or detonate incendiary devices.
- An exact mix of high explosive and incendiary bombs was used to start the kind of fires that burned Dresden.
- He made sure of that when he sent her a package bomb that blew off her hands and nearly killed her.
- The building has been targeted before, and was the scene of a massive van bomb in 1993.
- Recent attempted van bomb attacks were foiled in Derry and Belfast.
- 2 (flop) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], desastre (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], fracaso (masculine)More example sentences
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- LCD televisions are all the rage, but a space-saving panel with a picture to rival your traditional set will cost a bomb.
- They may be high fashion, and they may well cost a bomb, but they are, fundamentally, half your basic shell suit.
- The show didn't cost a bomb and was in aid of a local charity for children.
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- And while expensive star signings have won lacklustre ratings, the channel's film arm has produced a string of critical and commercial bombs.
- But as it turns out, this cute little game is still da bomb.
- I played using more of the lower register, which is totally DA BOMB on my violin, and I really need to do that more often.
- He is simply ‘da Bomb’ where ladies are concerned.
- 3 (large sum) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], (no plural/sin plural) dineral (masculine), platal (masculine) (South America/América del Sur) [colloquial/familiar], pastón (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], lanón (masculine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar] it cost a bomb costó un dineral ( or un platal etc)
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1 1.1 (from air) [city/factory] bombardear 1.2 (plant bomb in) [hotel/shop/train] colocar* una bomba en
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo[colloquial/familiar]
- 1.1 (flop) [play/novel] ser* un fracaso, estrellarse [colloquial/familiar], tronar* (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar], jalar (Peru/Perú) [colloquial/familiar] I bombed in physics me reprobaron or (Spain/España) me suspendieron en física, me catearon (Spain/España) or (Mexico/México) me tronaron or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) me bocharon or (Chile) me rajaron or (Peru/Perú) me jalaron en física [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 (go fast) (British English/inglés británico) ir* a toda mecha [colloquial/familiar], ir* a todo lo que da [colloquial/familiar]
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Guernica is a Basque town destroyed by German bombers fighting on the Nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War in April 1937.