carpet-bomb

[kahr-pit-bom]

verb (used with object)

to systematically bomb (a large target area) so as to completely destroy it.

Nearby words

  1. carpet sweeper,
  2. carpet tack,
  3. carpet tile,
  4. carpet tiles,
  5. carpet, magic,
  6. carpet-sweeper,
  7. carpetbag,
  8. carpetbagger,
  9. carpetbaggers,
  10. carpeting

Related formscar·pet-bomb·ing,, carpet bombing, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for carpet bombing

carpet bombing

noun

systematic intensive bombing of an area
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