bomb out

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If a building or area is bombed out, it is destroyed by bombs. If people are bombed out, their houses are destroyed by bombs.
See also bombed-out

[be V-ed P] London had been bombed out...

[be V-ed P] On 27 October they were bombed out.


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  • bomb out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bomb out : present tense I/you/we/they bomb out he/she/it bombs out present participle bombing out past tense bombed out past participle bombed out a) be bombed out (of something) b) to be forced to leave a… …   English dictionary

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  • bomb — bomb1 [ bam ] noun *** 1. ) count a weapon made to explode at a particular time or when it hits something: Bombs fell on the city every night for two weeks. plant a bomb: The bomb had been planted in a busy street. a ) only before noun relating… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bomb — I UK [bɒm] / US [bɑm] noun Word forms bomb : singular bomb plural bombs *** 1) a) [countable] a weapon made to explode at a particular time or when it hits something Bombs fell on the city every night for two weeks. plant a bomb: The bomb had… …   English dictionary

  • bomb — 1 noun (C) 1 WEAPON a weapon made of material that will explode: A bomb was planted at the railway station. see also: atom bomb, hydrogen bomb, letter bomb, neutron bomb, stink bomb, time bomb 2 the bomb used to describe nuclear weapons, and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bomb — /bɒm / (say bom) noun 1. a hollow projectile filled with an explosive charge. 2. any similar missile or explosive device. 3. Geology a rough spherical or ellipsoidal mass of lava ejected from a volcano. 4. Colloquial an old car. 5. Colloquial a… …   Australian English dictionary


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