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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 of bomb failure, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, clunker, debacle (also débâcle), disaster, dud, fiasco, fizzle, flop, frost, lemon, loser, miss, shipwreck, turkey, washoutWords Related to bomb also-ran, disappointment, dog, has-been, near miss; botch, hash, mess, muddle, shambles; nonevent; nonstarterNear Antonyms of bomb corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, phenomenonAntonyms of bomb 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 of bomb big bucks, fortune [British], boodle, bundle, earth, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, wadWords Related to bomb 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 of bomb petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending moneyAntonyms of bomb 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 of bomb barrage, bombardWords Related to bomb 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 of bomb 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, zoomWords Related to bomb 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 of bomb 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 of bomb crawl, creep, poke

  3. 3 to be unsuccessful the chichi restaurant bombed big-time, lasting only six months Synonyms of bomb fail, collapse, crater, flame out, flop, flunk, fold, founder, miss, strike out, tank, wash outWords Related to bomb flounder, struggle; decline, sink, skid, slip, slump, wane; crash, crumble, miscarry, misfire; go under; implode, self-destructNear Antonyms of bomb cook, flourish, prosper, thrive; prevail, triumph, winAntonyms of bomb 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 of bomb 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), whupWords Related to bomb 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 of bomb batter, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombard, cannonade, shellWords Related to bomb enfilade; rake, strafe; assail, assault, attack, devastate, hit, pound, ravage, strike



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