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bomb

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bomb

  1. 1 something that has failed <her tell-all book was a bomb that landed on the remainder tables with a thud> Synonyms failure, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washoutRelated Words also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms blockbuster, hit, smash, success, winner

  2. 2 British  a very large amount of money <that stay at Claridge's cost a bomb, but it was worth it> Synonyms big bucks, fortune [British], boodle, bundle, earth, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, wadRelated Words heap, pot; bonanza, mine, treasure trove; assets, capital, means, property, riches, wealth, wherewithal; bread [slang], cash, chips, currency, dough, gold, jack [slang], legal tender, lucre, pelf, tender, wampumNear Antonyms petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending moneyAntonyms mite, peanuts, pittance song




bomb

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bomb

  1. 1 to attack with a rapid or overwhelming outpouring of many things at once <following the reporter's obscene outburst, viewers bombed the television station with an unprecedented number of complaints> Synonyms barrage, bombardRelated Words examine, grill, interrogate, pump, query, question, quiz; debrief; cross-examine; catechize; annoy, harass, hound, pester; flood, inundate

  2. 2 slang  to proceed or move quickly <a snowboarder bombing down the slope almost crashed into me> Synonyms barrel, belt, blast, blaze, blow, bolt, hurry [slang], bowl, breeze, bundle, bustle, buzz, cannonball, careen, career, chase, course, crack (on), dash, drive, fly, hare, hasten, hie, highball, hotfoot (it), hump, hurl, hurtle, hustle, jet, jump, motor, nip, pelt, race, ram, rip, rocket, run, rush, rustle, scoot, scurry, scuttle, shoot, speed, step, tear, travel, trot, whirl, whisk, zip, zoomRelated Words beetle, dart, flit, scamper, scud, scuffle; stampede, streak, whiz (or whizz); gallop, jog, sprint; accelerate, quicken, step out; catch up, fast-forward, outpace, outrun, outstrip, overtake; arrow, beelineNear Antonyms dally, dawdle, dillydally, drag, hang (around or out), lag, linger, loiter, poke, tarry; amble, lumber, plod, saunter, shuffle, stroll; decelerate, slow (down or up)Antonyms crawl, creep, poke

  3. 3 to be unsuccessful <the chichi restaurant bombed big-time, lasting only six months> Synonyms fail, collapse, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, tank, wash outRelated Words flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms click, come off, deliver, go, go over, pan out, succeed, work out

  4. 4 to defeat by a large margin <it's no surprise that the inexperienced baseball team got totally bombed in its first game> Synonyms annihilate, blow away, whip, bury, clobber, cream, drub, dust, flatten, paste, rout, shellac, skin, skunk, smoke [slang], smother, snow under, thrash, trim, tromp, trounce, wallop, wax [slang], whomp, whop (or whap), whupRelated Words sweep, upset; beat, best, conquer, dispatch, hurdle, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), subdue, surmount, take, throw, triumph (over), win (against), worst; crush, knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, subjugate, upend, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; break, destroy, do in, finish, sink, slaughter

  5. 5 to use bombs or artillery against <the enemy has bombed the city again> Synonyms batter, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombard, cannonade, shellRelated Words enfilade; rake, strafe; assail, assault, attack, devastate, hit, pound, ravage, strike





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