A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (military)
a. bombardear
Government forces bombarded the city for weeks until few buildings were left standing.Las fuerzas gubernamentales bombardearon la ciudad durante semanas hasta que quedaron pocos edificios en pie.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(to shower)
a. acribillar
The journalists bombarded me with questions about my private life.Los periodistas me acribillaron a preguntas sobre mi vida privada.
b. bombardear
After the TV program, the family were bombarded with offers of help.Después del programa de televisión, bombardearon a la familia con ofertas de ayuda.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
After the hearing, the minister was bombarded with abuse.Después de la audiencia, al ministro le llovieron insultos.
I was bombarded with invitations from people I didn't even know.Me llovieron invitaciones de gente que ni conocía.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. bombardear
2. (fig)
to bombard somebody with questionsbombardear a alguien con preguntas
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bombard [bɒmˈbɑːd]
transitive verb
(Mil) bombardear;with con
I was bombarded with questions me acosaron or bombardearon a preguntas
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