bombardear

bombardear(
bohm
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bahr
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deh
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (military)
a. to bombard
Los morteros bombardearon las trincheras, haciendo que los soldados retrocedieran.The mortars bombarded the trenches, causing the soldiers to retreat.
b. to bomb
Los aviones enemigos bombardearon nuestras posiciones.The enemy airplanes bombed our positions.
c. to shell
La artillería sitió y bombardeó la fortaleza.The artillery sieged and shelled the fortress.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to overwhelm)
a. to bombard
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Los periodistas bombardearon a la actriz con preguntas sobre su separación.The journalists bombarded the actress with questions about her break-up.
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bombardear
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (también fig)
a. to bombard
bombardear
transitive verb
1 (lanzar bombas) (desde el aire) to bomb; (desde tierra) to bombard; shell
2 (lanzar preguntas) to bombard;a, con with
bombardear a algn a preguntas to bombard sb with questions
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