- atomic bomb.
- nuclear weapons collectively.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of bomb
OTHER WORDS FROM bombbomb·a·ble, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bombbalm, bomb
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Example sentences from the Web for bomb
Taken together, it’s a deadly cocktail, a bomb that, unless it’s defused in time, could explode in our faces in the coming months and years.Butterfly Effect: Pandemic Shrouds Terrorist Activities|Charu Kasturi|September 3, 2020|Ozy
It’s like going to war with knives when everyone else has bombs.
It became clear that building a fission bomb would require generating a “chain reaction” — the fission process itself would need to release neutrons capable of inducing further fission.
Concerns that Germany might develop a nuclear bomb prompted Albert Einstein’s famous letter to President Franklin Roosevelt, sent in August 1939, that eventually led to the Manhattan Project.
Policemen on the show joke about prison riots, bomb threats, and the shooting of unarmed civilians.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even a relatively small 250-pound bomb could kill or injure friendly troops who are within 650 feet of the explosion.
The reason pilots would choose to use guns over a bomb or a missile is simple.
One day while Richards was campaigning, someone reported there was a bomb on her small plane.
Now hackers are threatening to bomb any theater that shows it.Six Must-Read Stories About the Sony Hacks, Congo’s Forgotten Colonial Getaway and Another Woman’s Story of U-VA|The Daily Beast|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several men had been hit and half the butt of the Lewis gun blown off by a bomb.
Had a bomb been exploded on the hearth at his feet the Colonel could not have been more astonished.Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman|F. Hopkinson Smith
Perhaps he saw the bomb thrown and heard the deafening report.The Vultures|Henry Seton Merriman
When the explosion takes place, the ring contained in the bomb is sent flying into the air.The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical|Frank H. Stauffer
If it can get above the dirigible the adroplane may bring about the dirigible's destruction by the successful launch of a bomb.Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War|Frederick A. Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for bomb
- a hollow projectile containing an explosive, incendiary, or other destructive substance, esp one carried by aircraft
- (as modifier)bomb disposal; a bomb bay
- (in combination)a bombload; bombproof
- a hydrogen or atomic bomb considered as the ultimate destructive weapon
- slang something excellentit's the bomb
Word Origin for bomb
Idioms and Phrases with bomb
see time bomb.