In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Government forces used mortars, helicopter gunships and airplanes to bombard rebel positions.
- Further north, Tomahawk missiles bombarding the city heralded the beginning of the War.
- Another suburb in the north of the capital was bombarded.
- Tanks rolled into the main square overnight after coalition warplanes bombarded the city.
- From my area we could see aeroplanes bombarding the centre of Santiago.
- For a second night, the Marines called in a gunship to bombard insurgent positions.
- The 1950s saw the illegal Suez operation, during which a British warship bombarded Port Said and killed several Egyptian civilians.
- Co-ordinated with a small parachute drop, it forced the Romanians to abandon the positions from which they were bombarding the port.
- The Nazi artillery dutifully shelled without mercy, and the Luftwaffe bombarded the streets relentlessly.
- It appeared US forces quickly took control after coalition warplanes bombarded the city and tanks rolled into the main square.
- There was no immediate word on casualties after US warplanes and artillery bombarded the city.
- Helicopters and tanks bombarded the same towns around the city on Wednesday evening after similar gunfights led to the death of three soldiers.
- On 12 May 1982, FAS Skyhawks attacked the HMS Glasgow and HMS Brilliant while they were bombarding Port Stanley.
- Two years ago, the major part of the war was all about bombarding us with smart bombs and high-tech missiles.
- The Hague Convention, Article Four, states that you are not allowed to bombard uninhabited villages or villages that are not occupied by defendants.
- Albanian rebel-held villages were bombarded by government artillery.
- They could bombard the city from the outskirts but could not occupy it without unacceptable losses.
- I wouldn't have been able to look away if terrorists were bombarding the room and announcing the end of the world, I was that enraptured.
- Phipps moved four ships in close to shore to bombard the town, but caused little damage.
- One answer of course might be for the Allies to bombard the railway tracks leading to the death camps.
2Physicsbombardearto bombard sth with sth — bombardear algo con algo
- The experimenters bombarded a thin gold foil with alpha particles (helium atoms without electrons).
- A young scientist named Henry Moseley experimented with bombarding atoms of different elements with x rays.
- When we examine protons closely by bombarding them with electrons, we find that they contain plenty of gluons and light quark-antiquark pairs.
- By 1910 Ernest Rutherford and his collaborators at Manchester had interrogated an atom by bombarding it with heavier particles.
- These men experimented by bombarding uranium with neutrons.
3(assail)to bombard sb with sth
- I was bombarded with offers — me llovieron las ofertas
- she was bombarded with questions — la acribillaron / bombardearon a preguntas
- one is constantly being bombarded with advertisements — continuamente lo bombardean a uno con anuncios
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