Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bomb

3 senses of bomb

Sense 1
bomb -- (an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions)
       => explosive device -- (device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy)
       => weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition -- (weapons considered collectively)

Sense 2
bomb calorimeter, bomb -- (strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion)
       => calorimeter -- (a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat)

Sense 3
turkey, bomb, dud -- (an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual; "the first experiment was a real turkey"; "the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned")
       => flop, bust, fizzle -- (a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bomb

2 senses of bomb

Sense 1
bombard, bomb -- (throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

Sense 2
fail, flunk, bomb, flush it -- (fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?")

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