Definition of bombing in English:



  • An act or instance of dropping or detonating a bomb somewhere.

    ‘a series of terrorist bombings’
    • ‘Twice inside a week the terrorists have carried out bombings in the heart of a major European city.’
    • ‘And the bombings brought the whole question of the war to the front of the debate.’
    • ‘Lots of police have been killed and injured through these suicide bombings.’
    • ‘He is believed to have disappeared days before the bombings - possibly to return to Egypt.’
    • ‘Tommy is also a suspect in a series of bombings in the capital and in the murder of a judge who sentenced him.’
    • ‘On being asked to leave he accused the shopkeeper of being a terrorist and playing a part in the bombings.’
    • ‘Yesterday the prime minister described the bombings as an attack on our values as a society.’
    • ‘There is speculation that there could be a series of simultaneous bombings across the country.’
    • ‘This sadistic boast has been followed by a savage and shameless campaign of suicide bombings.’
    • ‘Police have been unable to ascertain why the hate crime levels have decreased since the bombings.’
    • ‘After the bombings, police raided the flat and found the bomb factory.’
    • ‘Terrorist bombings ruin a building, many lives and inflict trauma on the witnesses.’
    • ‘There have been attacks on mosques ranging from windows being broken to petrol bombings.’
    • ‘Has that world really been rendered permanently obsolete by the terrorist bombings?’
    • ‘He's always been mentioned by those who did bombings in the past as their commander.’
    • ‘It is easy to dismiss terrorist bombings in far away countries as being unimportant to us.’
    • ‘These will remember the victims and survivors of the bombings that brought an end to World War Two.’
    • ‘There is another battle going on that is a long way from the bombings and fighting on the frontline.’
    • ‘This was the beginning of modern warfare, with its bombings of civilians and lethal gases.’
    • ‘The recent bombings were necessary to safeguard the planes patrolling the no-fly zones.’
    demolition, knocking down, pulling down, tearing down, levelling, felling, dismantling, breaking up, wrecking, ruination, smashing, shattering, blasting, blowing up, dynamiting, bombing, torpedoing
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