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bombard

Pronunciation: /bɑːmˈbɑːrd; bɒmˈbɑːd/

Translation of bombard in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] [position/city] bombardear 1.2 [Physics/Física] to bombard sth with sth bombardear algo con algo
    Example sentences
    • A young scientist named Henry Moseley experimented with bombarding atoms of different elements with x rays.
    • The experimenters bombarded a thin gold foil with alpha particles (helium atoms without electrons).
    • These men experimented by bombarding uranium with neutrons.
    1.3 (assail)to bombard sb with sth I was bombarded with offers me llovieron las ofertas she was bombarded with questions la acribillaron or bombardearon a preguntas one is constantly being bombarded with advertisements continuamente lo bombardean a uno con anuncios
    Example sentences
    • Further north, Tomahawk missiles bombarding the city heralded the beginning of the War.
    • Two years ago, the major part of the war was all about bombarding us with smart bombs and high-tech missiles.
    • One answer of course might be for the Allies to bombard the railway tracks leading to the death camps.

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