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bomb
American English: /bɑm/
British English: /bɒm/

Translation of bomb in Spanish:

noun

  • 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 bomb
    la fiesta fue un exitazo [colloquial]
    the business is going like a bomb
    el negocio marcha a las mil maravillas
    to put a bomb under somebody [colloquial]
    darle una sacudida a alguien
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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.
    1.2 (atomic or nuclear)the bomb
    la bomba (atómica)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (from air)
    (city/factory)
    bombardear
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (plant bomb in)
    (hotel/shop/train)
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

intransitive verb

[colloquial]
  • 1.1 (flop)
    (play/novel)
    ser un fracaso
    estrellarse [colloquial]
    tronar (Mexico) [colloquial]
    jalar (Peru) [colloquial]
    I bombed in physics
    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]
    1.2 (go fast)
    (British English)
    ir a toda mecha [colloquial]
    ir a todo lo que da [colloquial]

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