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bomb
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This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 2a).
bomb(
bam
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (explosive device)
a. la bomba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pilot dropped bombs on the enemy arms factory.El pilotoo dejó caer bombas en la fábrica de armas del enemigo.
2. (nuclear device)
a. la bomba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The devastation of Hiroshima was a real wake-up call for the world about the implications of the bomb.La devastación de Hiroshima fue una verdadera llamada de aviso para el mundo de las repercusiones de la bomba.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(total failure)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. el fracaso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The party was a bomb. We had food for 300 people, but only 30 showed up.La fiesta fue un fracaso. Teníamos comida para 300 personas, pero solo llegaron 30.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(success) (United Kingdom)
a. el exitazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The team's victory parade was a bomb and the streets were full of fans.El desfile de victoria del equipo fue un exitazo y las calles estaban llenas de aficionados.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to barrage)
a. bombardear
The Germans bombed London during World War II.Los alemanes bombardearon Londres durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fail)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. reprobar
Sheila bombed her English test because she didn't study.Sheila reprobó su examen de inglés porque no estudió.
b. suspender
Eduardo bombed his math final and is going to have to take the class again next semester.Eduardo suspendió su examen final de matemáticas y tendrá que repetir la clase el próximo semestre.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fail)
a. fracasar
Neil totally bombed in his attempt at being a comedian.Neil fracasó totalmente en su intento de ser comediante.
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bomb
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la bomba
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
to drop/plant a bombarrojar/colocar una bomba
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to go like a bombir como una bala
3. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it cost a bombcostó un ojo de la cara
bomb disposal expert(experto m) artificiero m
bomb scareamenaza de bomba
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (general)
a. bombardear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. fracasar (estrepitosamente) (fail)
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bomb [bɒm]
noun
bomba (f)
the Bomb la bomba atómica
to go like a bomb (Britain)
it went like a bomb [+party, event] resultó fenomenal (informal); fue un éxito; this car goes like a bomb este coche va como un bólido (informal)
to cost a bomb (Britain) costar un ojo de la cara (informal)
to make a bomb (Britain) ganarse un fortunón (informal)
transitive verb
1 [+target] bombardear
2 (US) (fail) suspender
intransitive verb
(US) (fail) fracasar
the show bombed el espectáculo fracasó
modifier
bomb alert (n) aviso (m) de bomba
bomb attack (n) atentado (m) con bomba
bomb bay (n) compartimento (m) de bombas
bomb crater (n) cráter (m) de bomba
bomb disposal (n) desactivación (f) or neutralización (f) de bombas
bomb disposal expert (n) artificieroaartificiera (m) (f);a artificiera expertoaexperta (m) (f) en desactivar bombas;a experta
bomb disposal squad bomb disposal unit (n) brigada (f) de bombas
bomb factory (n) local clandestino de fabricación de bombas
Police are hunting two men after the discovery of a bomb factory in south London
bomb scare (n) amenaza (f) de bomba
bomb shelter (n) refugio (m) antiaéreo
bomb site (n) lugar en el que ha estallado una bomba
bomb warning (n) aviso (m) de bomba
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