Translation of bomb in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /bɑːm; bɒm/


  • 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 algn
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    • The second night attack, which used high explosive and incendiary bombs alternately, caused the first man-made firestorm which affected an area of
    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (atomic or nuclear) the bomb la bomba (atómica)
  • 2 (flop) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], desastre (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], fracaso (masculine)
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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.
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    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (from air) [city/factory] bombardear 1.2 (plant bomb in) [hotel/shop/train] colocar* una bomba en
  • 2 (condemn) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], poner* por los suelos [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 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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