bomb Definition

  • 1a weapon that explodes and causes damage to people and things
  • 2a device that is designed to explode in order to cause damage or destruction
  • 3a complete failure

Using bomb: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "bomb" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The bomb exploded, killing dozens of people.

  • Example

    The terrorists planted a bomb in the building.

  • Example

    The movie was a bomb at the box office.

  • Example

    The party was a bomb, nobody showed up.

bomb Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using bomb

  • something that is excellent or impressive


    This new restaurant is the bomb! The food is amazing.

  • drop a bombshell

    to reveal a shocking or surprising piece of news


    She dropped a bombshell when she announced that she was quitting her job.

  • to be completely unsuccessful or unpopular


    His joke went down like a lead balloon and nobody laughed.

Phrases with bomb

  • a type of bomb that uses nuclear reactions to release a large amount of energy


    The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II.

  • a bomb that is set to explode at a particular time


    The police found a time bomb in the train station and evacuated the area.

  • a group of experts who are trained to deal with bombs and explosives


    The bomb squad was called to investigate a suspicious package left outside the embassy.


Summary: bomb in Brief

The term 'bomb' [bɑm] refers to a weapon or device that explodes, causing damage or destruction. It can also refer to a complete failure, as in 'The movie was a bomb at the box office.' 'Bomb' has specific types such as 'atomic bomb,' and 'time bomb,' and idioms like 'the bomb,' meaning something excellent, and 'drop a bombshell,' meaning to reveal shocking news.

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