Translation of bomb in Spanish:


bomba, n.

Pronunciation /bɒm//bɑm/


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    • 1.1Military
      (explosive device)

      bomba feminine
      to put a bomb under sb darle una sacudida a algn
      • The employment of car and truck bombs demonstrates a level of expertise that perhaps would suggest the involvement of well-trained terrorists.
      • Following last Friday's bicycle bomb murder, a large number of workers went on strike in the city today.
      • There have been a total of 35 shooting attacks, and 13 bombs exploded.
      • Similarly, although aircraft might contain high-explosive bombs, the target might require cluster bomb units.
      • The majority of guerrilla attacks on US occupation forces have been carried out by remotely detonated bombs or rocket-propelled grenades.
      • Those left behind learned to live with the fear of explosive or incendiary bombs.
      • In the warehouse, Morriss's trap detonated, and a bomb exploded.
      • The court heard that the bomb contained high explosives that were normally used for mining explosions in Northern Ireland.
      • At 7.49 am, a backpack bomb tore through their train as it entered Santa Eugenia station, nine miles from Atocha.
      • The building has been targeted before, and was the scene of a massive van bomb in 1993.
      • He said the bomb was detonated by remote control.
      • Recent attempted van bomb attacks were foiled in Derry and Belfast.
      • But the owner used his telecommunications expertise to prepare the mobile phones that detonated the train bombs by remote control.
      • Exactly one year ago today, a devastating truck bomb tore through the Headquarters, killing 22 people.
      • A bomb or a missile explodes, spreading the chemical or biological agent over a wide area.
      • But even the remote controlled bombs are not the perfect weapon.
      • One day in October, a bomb exploded under his truck.
      • It is why they blow up big bombs in civilian crowds.
      • Not all of the bombs detonated on impact, and many still lie in the ground here.
      • The latest technology of death - incendiary bombs and high explosives - rained down on unprotected people for three hours.
      • He would fill the cores of bombs with explosives, and part of his job was to go to the aboveground nuclear tests in Nevada.
      • According to sources, dissident groups are now at work planning to plant bombs or detonate incendiary devices.
      • The dirty bomb was made from a material called radioactive zirconium which was packed into a bomb casing with high explosives.
      • He made sure of that when he sent her a package bomb that blew off her hands and nearly killed her.
      • An exact mix of high explosive and incendiary bombs was used to start the kind of fires that burned Dresden.
      • It was later discovered that the bombs were practice bombs, filled with concrete or plaster, rather than explosives.
      • A passenger said the sound of the impact sounded like a bomb exploding.
      • The second night attack, which used high explosive and incendiary bombs alternately, caused the first man-made firestorm which affected an area of
      • A bomb or grenade also exploded on the road during the shooting, but caused no casualties.
      • However, nothing happened until about 9.00 am when the capital was attacked with both incendiary and high explosive bombs.
      • It appeared the car was booby-trapped and the bomb was detonated by remote control.
      • They also discuss how to make a pressure cooker bomb and using a Walkman headset into a bobby-trapped device.
      • Just as my vehicle crossed an aqueduct, they detonated a homemade bomb by remote control and it tore through the floor of my car.
      • A deadly manuscript bomb set off in an American city.
      • Many people were killed, including a friend of mine who was hit by shrapnel from a van bomb.
      • That night airships dropped high explosive bombs and incendiaries on Bradley, Tipton, Wednesbury and Walsall.
      • A guard activated a radio-jamming device immediately so the bomb couldn't be detonated, West wrote.
      • Car bombs are a very significant part, car bombs, truck bombs, explosive devices.
      • Big Ben has more recently figured in fevered truck bomb scenarios that result in it crashing down.
      • According to some reports the bomb contained material which was also found in bombs which exploded last year in blocks of flats situated in the suburbs of Moscow.

    • 1.2(atomic or nuclear)

      the bomb la bomba (atómica)
      • Let me say that I have a strong but constructive critique against parts of the traditional left with regard to their attitude to the bomb and nuclear power.
      • Of little military significance, the city of 250,000 provided a good test of the bomb's destructiveness.
      • From the very outset all the combatants knew that the bomb would be both a weapon of destruction and a weapon of terror.
      • The age of the bomb, and of other weapons of mass destruction (chemical and biological) continues.
      • Despite the unarguable logic of the bomb, nuclear wars don't happen.
      • These proposals were eventually rejected for fear that the use of the bomb might provoke a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
      • Once inside the target, burning uranium is another part of the bomb's destructive power.
      • Harry Truman, who made the decision to use it, shared with the electorate the opinion that the bomb was a legitimate weapon.
      • Part one, describing the destructive effects of the bomb on the population of the two cities, was published on August 6.
      • The danger is that the government's scaremongering proves so effective that if the worst comes to pass, lives will be lost as a result of fear and ignorance rather than the direct effects of the bomb.

  • 2US informal

    desastre masculine informal
    fracaso masculine
    • And while expensive star signings have won lacklustre ratings, the channel's film arm has produced a string of critical and commercial bombs.
  • 3British informal

    (large sum)
    dineral masculine
    platal masculine South America informal
    pastón masculine Spain informal
    lanón masculine Mexico informal
    it cost a bomb costó un dineral (or un platal etc.)
    • The Greenwich Millennium Village's developers must be making an absolute bomb out of the old gasworks.
    • And here's your workstation - it cost a bomb, and it's the latest and fastest, I believe.
    • They may be high fashion, and they may well cost a bomb, but they are, fundamentally, half your basic shell suit.
    • I told him that it would cost a bomb and that my Mom and Dad would never allow it.
    • It must have cost a bomb but it looked absolutely amazing on her.
    • The place was very small, and the drinks cost a bomb!
    • Of course, some of them cost a bomb, but their effect in a home makes up for everything.
    • Whether that means adding on another bathroom, or a garden shed - this legislation does not detail that - it will cost a bomb.
    • Drinks run the gamut from Manhattans to Martinis but shaken or stirred they cost a bomb.
    • Soft-toys available in upmarket shops cost a bomb, whereas the toys here are priced at a very affordable range.
    • The show didn't cost a bomb and was in aid of a local charity for children.
    • It cost a bomb, but the university footed the bill, as I had to move at their request.
    • LCD televisions are all the rage, but a space-saving panel with a picture to rival your traditional set will cost a bomb.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(from air)

      (factory/city) bombardear
      • We cannot create a safer world by terrorising and bombing the land of every dictator who chooses not to take ‘our’ side.
      • Moments after they left, the Yugoslav air force began bombing the city.
      • The area was heavily bombed in the Blitz, and later heavily redeveloped.
      • The city was bombed at least six times through the next day and night.
      • It's the supporters who know about how the field was bombed in World War II.
      • I think it would be regarded as sacrilegious to bomb the World Heritage sites of Egypt, but I am not sure we have the same scruples about Iraq.
      • In retrospect, with 20/20 hindsight, people now understand that he should have bombed the camps.
      • This means bombing the industrial cities, torpedoing the Atlantic convoys.
      • A couple of nights ago they were using cluster bombs to bomb some area.
      • We bombed their fields and poisoned their country
      • The US is continuing to heavily bomb the city on a daily basis.
      • As winter approaches, another group of Red Cross food distribution centres is inadvertently bombed in a country where four million people face starvation.
      • Villages were bombed from the air and a town was shelled from a cruiser at sea.
      • Traditionally, cities being bombed turn off all their lights.
      • But what if on arrival, their meeting place were bombed and all 21 were killed?
      • We strafed and bombed the city until 23,000 of them were dead.
      • In advance of the line of attack the Luftwaffe heavily bombed all road and rail junctions, and concentrations of Polish troops.
      • Before the Sri Lankan army captured Jaffna in 1995, the Air Force indiscriminately bombed civilian areas in the city.
      • The next occasion Bangkok heard the drone of Allied bombers was 19 December when the dock area was bombed at night.

    • 1.2(plant bomb in)

      (hotel/train/shop) colocar una bomba en

  • 2US informal

    poner por los suelos informal
    • The film bombed, much to his disappointment, and he went back to school.
    • Cinemas could become much more entrepreneurial ventures, making more money by taking more of the risk of films smashing or bombing.
    • Unfortunately, this big-budget movie bombed miserably in the box office and the producer burned his fingers.
    • Kevin Alderton is hoping to set the first-ever blind speed skiing record by bombing down a snowy slope at more than 100 mph.
    • However, many of his latest movies have bombed at the box-office.
    • Noonan's party bombed in the subsequent election, but the photo his team conjured up became one of the campaign's most enduring images.
    • The distributors were not going to be happy, said the theatre manager, although since the film had bombed in Auckland they were probably not expecting too much.
    • Sadly, Revolution bombed heavily at the box office, although it had been beautifully shot and directed.
    • Johnny Wright came bombing down the right wing and played the ball into Gerard McCargo who curled a sweet left foot shot in off the post.
    • It opened in only 700 theatres across the country and quickly bombed.
    • His first film bombed because it failed to live up to its name.
    • If this play bombed, the Thespian Club was likely to drop the senior drama club altogether.
    • After beating Andre Ooijer the Frenchman crossed for Silva to finish at the far post after bombing forward.
    • The host noted that, although the film bombed in 1958, Godard placed it on his list of top ten films of that year.
    • Whether Hughes enjoyed the joke is doubtful; expectation was meteoric and he stood to lose a fortune if the film bombed.
    • I have heard many a screeching of car breaks as the driver has been bombing along and come around the corner to meet a huge tractor.
    • It seemed, based on the reactions of drivers and pedestrians that a group of skaters bombing along the streets was a completely new experience.
    • The hugely expensive film bombed so badly that one of Hollywood's most venerable companies, United Artists, was destroyed.
    • It bombed so badly he almost started drinking again.
    • It is the concern of the bank that prices have bombed along despite expectations to the contrary, he said.
    • After Angus bombed, his career officially went into a lull so he enrolled at university and considered giving up acting altogether.
    • Despite this remarkable line-up, the film bombed.
    • But movies that bombed at the box office yet had young adult cult appeal, are perfect Internet candidates.
    • First he found solace in Bollywood, but his film Anarth bombed at the box office.
    • It is quite usual for 90 per cent of the films to bomb at the box office for not being up to the expectations.
    • Since the film bombed, I don't think we'll be seeing more of Riddick in the near future.
    • He bombs about with the other dogs and is so determined to do whatever they do but he is really clumsy, which has landed him in bother.

intransitive verb


  • 1

    (novel/play) ser un fracaso
    (play/novel) estrellarse informal
    (play/novel) tronar Mexico informal
    (novel/play) jalar Peru informal
    I bombed in physics me rajaron en física Chile informal
  • 2British

    (go fast)
    ir a toda mecha informal
    ir a todo lo que da informal