Definition of bombed in US English:



  • 1(of an area or building) subjected to bombing.

    ‘the rubble of a bombed house’
    • ‘The ultimate impact on both societies would extend well beyond the bombed areas in highly unpredictable ways.’
    • ‘Indeed, many countries do nothing with their bombed buildings, but leave them looking like rotten teeth in a nice smile.’
    • ‘The bombed building was in the north-east of the capital.’
    • ‘During the flight, plumes of smoke could be seen rising from freshly bombed areas.’
    • ‘Reuters TV showed images of an injured baby being taken out of the rubble of a bombed house.’
    • ‘My dad remembers stalking through the rubble of a bombed house while the woman who had lived there cried on the step.’
    • ‘Images of bombed houses in Drove Road, Beatrice Street, Whitehouse Road and Ipswich Street graphically illustrate the carnage of such raids.’
    • ‘There wasn't much here then - eight miles of bombed buildings and an eroded runway.’
    • ‘There was a heavy military presence at the bombed areas yesterday.’
    • ‘The same advice should go to anyone entering a bombed area.’
    • ‘But I'm much better off than members of other platoons in my company who are living in tents or bombed buildings in the desert sand.’
    • ‘This outdoor market is the most frequently bombed site in the city since the 1960s.’
    • ‘The bombed areas were cordoned off from civilians who, by and large, remained unimpressed.’
    • ‘Amid the rationing and the rubble of bombed buildings, there was hope for the future and television was part of it.’
    • ‘But there are fears that up to 3,000 may be buried in the rubble of bombed buildings and homes.’
    • ‘Travelling through a bombed landscape, they tried to escape in a taxi.’
    • ‘Rescue Party was an instructional film about how to get people out of bombed buildings.’
    • ‘We then try to contact someone from the bombed area and if there's no telephone, we try to contact someone who might have extra information.’
    • ‘We still see evidence of abiding bigotry and intolerance, in ugly words and awful violence, in burned churches and bombed buildings.’
    • ‘Women are carried in bloody, make-shift stretchers from bombed marketplaces.’
  • 2informal Intoxicated by drink or drugs.

    ‘“we might as well get bombed out of our minds,” he said, downing another bottle’
    • ‘Cleary, she was bombed out of her mind during the interview.’
    • ‘They both looked bombed out of their minds on ecstasy or some other teenybopper-dancing drug.’
    • ‘That was 3:00 am, and we were bombed out of our heads.’
    • ‘Well, it was obvious that they were completely bombed out of their mind, on who knows what.’
    • ‘By the time I got home the next morning, bombed out of my skull on cheap tequila and even cheaper laudanum, she was already asleep.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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