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bombed

adjective

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1 being under the influence of alcohol
  • a designated driver sipping seltzer while her friends got bombed

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2 being under the influence of a recreational drug
  • the police officer determined that the driver was bombed and arrested him

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bombed

verb
past tense of bomb

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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

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3 to be unsuccessful
  • the chichi restaurant bombed big-time, lasting only six months

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5 to use bombs or artillery against
  • the enemy has bombed the city again

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The first known use of bombed was in 1956

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“Bombed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bombed. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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