carpet-bomb

verb
car·​pet-bomb | \ ˈkär-pət-ˌbäm How to pronounce carpet-bomb (audio) \
variants: or carpet bomb
carpet-bombed or carpet bombed; carpet-bombing or carpet bombing; carpet-bombs or carpet bombs

Definition of carpet-bomb

transitive verb

1 : to drop large numbers of bombs so as to cause uniform devastation over (a given area)
2 : to bombard repeatedly, widely, or excessively carpet-bomb the country with advertising

First Known Use of carpet-bomb

1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carpet-bomb was in 1944

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“Carpet-bomb.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpet-bomb?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=carpet-bomb_1. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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carpet-bomb

verb
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English Language Learners Definition of carpet-bomb

: to drop many bombs in order to cause great destruction over (an area)

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