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bomb

Synonyms of bomb in English:

noun

  • 1 as they approached they saw bombs bursting on the runway
    missile, projectile, trajectile
  • 2 (the bomb) for nearly half a century, the world has lived with the bomb
  • 3 (a bomb) British informal building a new superstore will take months and cost a bomb
    a fortune, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a huge amount, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, millions, billions
    informal a packet, a mint, a bundle, a pile, a wad, a pretty penny, an arm and a leg, a tidy sum, a killing
    British informal loadsamoney, shedloads, silly money
    North American informal big bucks, big money, gazillions
    Australian informal big bickies
  • verb

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  • 1 their headquarters were bombed in the blitz
    bombard, drop bombs on, explode, blast;
    shell, torpedo, blitz, strafe, pound;
    attack, assault, raid;
    blow up, blow to bits, blow sky-high, destroy, wipe out, level, raze (to the ground), demolish, flatten, topple, wreck, devastate, pulverize, obliterate, ravage, smash
    archaic cannonade
  • 2British informal she bombed across Texas at a hundred miles an hour See speed
  • 3 informal the film bombed at the box office See fail
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