Synonyms of bomb in English:


See definition of bomb


1‘as they approached they saw bombs bursting on the runway’


explosive, incendiary device, incendiary, device

missile, projectile, trajectile

dated blockbuster, bombshell

2the bomb‘for nearly half a century, the world has lived with the bomb’


nuclear weapons, nuclear bombs, atom bombs, A-bombs

3a bomb‘building a new superstore will take months and cost a bomb’


a fortune, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a huge amount, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, millions, billions

a packet, a mint, a bundle, a pile, a wad, a pretty penny, an arm and a leg, a tidy sum, a killing

loadsamoney, shedloads, silly money

North American big bucks, big money, gazillions

Australian big bickies


1‘their headquarters were bombed in the blitz’


bombard, drop bombs on, explode, blast

shell, torpedo, blitz, strafe, pound

attack, assault, raid

blow up, blow to bits, blow sky-high, destroy, wipe out, level, raze, raze to the ground, demolish, flatten, topple, wreck, devastate, pulverize, obliterate, ravage, smash

archaic cannonade

2‘she bombed across Texas at a hundred miles an hour’

See speed

3‘the film bombed at the box office’

See fail