Translation of bomb in Spanish:

bomb

bomba, n.

Pronunciation: /bɒm//bɑm/

noun

  • 1

    • And while expensive star signings have won lacklustre ratings, the channel's film arm has produced a string of critical and commercial bombs.
    • LCD televisions are all the rage, but a space-saving panel with a picture to rival your traditional set will cost a bomb.
    • The show didn't cost a bomb and was in aid of a local charity for children.
    • The Greenwich Millennium Village's developers must be making an absolute bomb out of the old gasworks.
    • Soft-toys available in upmarket shops cost a bomb, whereas the toys here are priced at a very affordable range.
    • The place was very small, and the drinks cost a bomb!
    • Drinks run the gamut from Manhattans to Martinis but shaken or stirred they cost a bomb.
    • Whether that means adding on another bathroom, or a garden shed - this legislation does not detail that - it will cost a bomb.
    • It cost a bomb, but the university footed the bill, as I had to move at their request.
    • 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.
    • Of course, some of them cost a bomb, but their effect in a home makes up for everything.
    • 1.1(explosive device, be successful)

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

    • 1.2(atomic or nuclear)

      the bomb la bomba (atómica)
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Harry Truman, who made the decision to use it, shared with the electorate the opinion that the bomb was a legitimate weapon.
      • The age of the bomb, and of other weapons of mass destruction (chemical and biological) continues.
      • 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.
      • Part one, describing the destructive effects of the bomb on the population of the two cities, was published on August 6.
      • Once inside the target, burning uranium is another part of the bomb's destructive power.

  • 2USinformal

    (flop)
    desastre masculine informal
    fracaso masculine
  • 3Britishinformal

    (large sum)
    dineral masculine
    platal masculine South America informal
    pastón masculine Spain informal
    lanón masculine Mexico informal
    it cost a bomb costó un dineral (/ un platal etc. )

transitive verb

  • 1

    (from air)
    (factory/city) bombardear
  • 2

    (plant bomb in)
    (shop/train/hotel) colocar una bomba en
  • 3USinformal

    (condemn)
    poner por los suelos informal

intransitive verb

  • 1

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

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