Definition of bombed in US English:



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

    ‘the rubble of a bombed house’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘My dad remembers stalking through the rubble of a bombed house while the woman who had lived there cried on the step.’
    • ‘There was a heavy military presence at the bombed areas yesterday.’
    • ‘The bombed areas were cordoned off from civilians who, by and large, remained unimpressed.’
    • ‘This outdoor market is the most frequently bombed site in the city since the 1960s.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The same advice should go to anyone entering a bombed area.’
    • ‘The ultimate impact on both societies would extend well beyond the bombed areas in highly unpredictable ways.’
    • ‘Reuters TV showed images of an injured baby being taken out of the rubble of a bombed house.’
    • ‘Women are carried in bloody, make-shift stretchers from bombed marketplaces.’
    • ‘There wasn't much here then - eight miles of bombed buildings and an eroded runway.’
    • ‘During the flight, plumes of smoke could be seen rising from freshly bombed areas.’
    • ‘The bombed building was in the north-east of the capital.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rescue Party was an instructional film about how to get people out of bombed buildings.’
    • ‘Indeed, many countries do nothing with their bombed buildings, but leave them looking like rotten teeth in a nice smile.’
    • ‘Images of bombed houses in Drove Road, Beatrice Street, Whitehouse Road and Ipswich Street graphically illustrate the carnage of such raids.’
    • ‘Amid the rationing and the rubble of bombed buildings, there was hope for the future and television was part of it.’
  • 2informal Intoxicated by drink or drugs.

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