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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Guernica is a Basque town destroyed by German bombers fighting on the Nationalist side in the Spanish Civil War in April 1937. Guerra Civil. The world was shocked at the slaughter of civilians. Guernica (Gernika) is the site of the ancient Basque parliament and of the oak tree, the árbol de Guernica, beneath which Spanish kings traditionally swore to uphold Basque privileges or fueros. Pablo Picasso commemorated the destruction of Guernica in his painting of the same name.