bomb site

bomb sites
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A bomb site is an empty area where a bomb has destroyed all the buildings.

In London, where I grew up, we were surrounded by bomb sites.


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  • bomb site — UK / US or bombsite UK [ˈbɒmˌsaɪt] / US [ˈbɑmˌsaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms bomb site : singular bomb site plural bomb sites 1) an area where bombs have destroyed buildings, roads etc 2) informal a very untidy place or room His bedroom was a… …   English dictionary

  • bomb site — n a place where a bomb has destroyed several buildings in a town ▪ They ve pulled down so many buildings around here it looks like a bomb site …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bomb site — noun an area in a town that has been devastated by bombs they opened a parking lot on the bomb site • Hypernyms: ↑site, ↑land site * * * ˈbomb site [bomb site] noun an area where all the buildings have been dest …   Useful english dictionary

  • bomb site — noun a) An area that an active bomb is contained in, normally sealed off by the authorities. b) A building or other site destroyed by enemy aerial bombardment …   Wiktionary

  • bomb site — noun (C) a place where a bomb has destroyed several buildings in a town: They ve pulled down so many buildings around here it looks like a bombsite …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bomb site or bombsite — bomb ,site or bomb|site [ bam,saıt ] noun count 1. ) an area where bombs have destroyed buildings, roads, etc. 2. ) INFORMAL a very messy place or room: His bedroom was a bomb site …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bomb — n. & v. n. 1 a a container with explosive, incendiary material, smoke, or gas etc., designed to explode on impact or by means of a time mechanism or remote control device. b an ordinary object fitted with an explosive device (letter bomb). 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • site — I UK [saɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms site : singular site plural sites ** 1) an area of land where something is being built or could be built a construction site The local town plan identifies potential sites for new development. on/off… …   English dictionary

  • site — site1 [ saıt ] noun count ** 1. ) an area of land where something is being built or could be built: a construction site The local town plan identifies potential sites for new development. on/off site (=in or not in the area where a building is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bomb disposal — Bomb squad redirects here. For the Suburban Legends EP, see Bomb Squad EP. For the hip hop producers, see The Bomb Squad. The long walk :[1] A British Army ATO approaches a suspect device in Northern Ireland …   Wikipedia


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