Share this entry

Share this page

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.

Definition of bombard in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day papista
adj
papist …
Cultural fact of the day

A piñata is a hollow figure made of cardboard, or from a clay pot lined with colored paper. Filled with fruit, candy, toys, etc, and hung up at parties, people take turns to stand in front of them blindfolded and try to break them with a stick. They feature in Mexican posadas posada and in children's parties there, in Cuba and in Spain.