Translation of bomb in Spanish:
- 1 (Military) 1.1 (explosive device) the room looked as if a bomb had hit it [colloquial]la habitación estaba toda patas arriba [colloquial]to go down a bomb (British English) [colloquial]hacer furor [colloquial]to go like a bomb (British English) [colloquial] (car/motorbike)ir como un bólido [colloquial](be successful) the party went like a bombla fiesta fue un exitazo [colloquial]the business is going like a bombel negocio marcha a las mil maravillasto put a bomb under somebody [colloquial]darle una sacudida a alguienExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (atomic or nuclear)the bomb
- The second night attack, which used high explosive and incendiary bombs alternately, caused the first man-made firestorm which affected an area of 22sq.km.
- 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.
la bomba (atómica)Example sentences
- 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.
- Harry Truman, who made the decision to use it, shared with the electorate the opinion that the bomb was a legitimate weapon.
- Let me say that I have a strong but constructive critique against parts of the traditional left with regard to their attitude to the bomb and nuclear power.
- The age of the bomb, and of other weapons of mass destruction (chemical and biological) continues.
- 3 (large sum)(British English) [colloquial] (no plural)it cost a bomb
platal (masculine) (South America) [colloquial]
pastón (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]
lanón (masculine) (Mexico) [colloquial]costó un dineral ( or un platal etc)Example sentences
- 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.
- 1 1.1 (from air)(city/factory)
bombardearExample sentences1.2 (plant bomb in)
- In advance of the line of attack the Luftwaffe heavily bombed all road and rail junctions, and concentrations of Polish troops.
- The next occasion Bangkok heard the drone of Allied bombers was 19 December when the dock area was bombed at night.
- We strafed and bombed the city until 23,000 of them were dead.
colocar una bomba en
- 2 (condemn)(American English) [colloquial]
poner por los suelos [colloquial]Example sentences
- I have heard many a screeching of car breaks as the driver has been bombing along and come around the corner to meet a huge tractor.
- Kevin Alderton is hoping to set the first-ever blind speed skiing record by bombing down a snowy slope at more than 100 mph.
- It is the concern of the bank that prices have bombed along despite expectations to the contrary, he said.
- His first film bombed because it failed to live up to its name.
- The hugely expensive film bombed so badly that one of Hollywood's most venerable companies, United Artists, was destroyed.
- The distributors were not going to be happy, said the theatre manager, although since the film had bombed in Auckland they were probably not expecting too much.
- 1 (flop)(play/novel)I bombed in physics
ser un fracaso
tronar (Mexico) [colloquial]
jalar (Peru) [colloquial]me reprobaron or (Spain) me suspendieron en física
me catearon (Spain) or (Mexico) me tronaron or (River Plate area) me bocharon or (Chile) me rajaron or (Peru) me jalaron en física [colloquial]
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