a weapon designed to explode at a particular time or when it is dropped or thrown
a bomb attack/blast/explosion
a bomb goes off/explodes
extensive bomb damage
Hundreds of bombs were dropped on the city.
nuclear weapons ( atomic or hydrogen bombs)
countries which have the bomb
a lot of money
That dress must have cost a bomb!
a complete failure
The musical was a complete bomb on Broadway.
in American football
a long forward throw of the ball
a container in which a liquid such as paint or insect poison is kept under pressure and released as a spray or as foam
a bug bomb (= used for killing insects)
to be very good; to be the best
Check out the new website. It's the bomb!
to be very successful
Our performance went down a bomb.
The party was really going (like) a bomb.
of a vehicle
to go very fast
to attack sb/sth by leaving a bomb in a place or by dropping bombs from a plane
Terrorists bombed several army barracks.
The city was heavily bombed in the war.
to move very fast, especially in a vehicle, in a particular direction
They were bombing down the road at about 80 miles an hour.
to fail a test or an exam very badly
The exam was impossible! I definitely bombed it.
of a play, show, etc.
to fail very badly
His latest musical bombed and lost thousands of dollars.
if you are bombed out , your home is destroyed by bombs
if a building is bombed out , it has been destroyed by bombs