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English noun: bombard

1. bombard (artifact) a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family


Broader (hypernym)bass, shawm

English verb: bombard

1. bombard (contact) cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile

SamplesThey pelted each other with snowballs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something

Broader (hypernym)throw

Narrower (hyponym)egg, lapidate, snowball

2. bombard (competition) throw bombs at or attack with bombs

SamplesThe Americans bombed Dresden.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, attack

Narrower (hyponym)atom-bomb, atomise, atomize, blast, bomb out, carpet bomb, dive-bomb, firebomb, glide-bomb, hydrogen-bomb, letter bomb, nuke, nuke, pattern-bomb, shell, skip-bomb, zap

3. bombard (communication) address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

SamplesThe speaker was barraged by an angry audience.
The governor was bombarded with requests to grant a pardon to the convicted killer.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe

4. bombard (change) direct high energy particles or radiation against

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)irradiate, ray

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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