bomb1 /bɒm $ bɑːm/ ●●● S3 W3 noun [countableC] 1 weapon 武器PMW a weapon made of material that will explode 炸弹 The bomb went off at 9.30 in the morning.
Enemy planes dropped over 200 bombs during the raid.
He was killed in a bomb explosion. → smoke bomb, stink bomb
2 bad performance/event 不好的表演/事件 American EnglishAmE informal a play, film, event etc that is not successful 失败的电影[戏剧]；失败的事件 This is just another one of Hollywood’s bland and boring bombs.
3 be the bomb informal to be very good or exciting 非常好，很轰动 That new P Diddy CD is the bomb.
be the bomb• Was the bombing a larger plot?• In the distance are the bombed buildings of the village.• The first item on the news was the bomb.• We got in there, and the first thing we noticed were the bomb craters.• I am concluding that these are the bomb babies of Tod Friendly's dreams. 4 the bomb PMWused to describe nuclear weapons, and especially the hydrogen bomb 核弹，核武器〔尤指氢弹〕 Voices of dissent began to rise against the bomb.
the bomb• What if the government decided to use the bomb?
5. cost a bomb EXPENSIVE British EnglishBrE informal to cost a lot of money 花费很多钱；值很多钱 6. make a bomb EARN British EnglishBrE informal to get a lot of money by doing something 挣大钱 n7. drop the c-bomb/f-bomb informal to say a very rude word beginning with C or F COLLOCATIONS verbs a bomb explodes/goes off 炸弹爆炸 Forty people were injured when the bomb exploded.
nA 200 pound bomb went off in the car park.
set off a bomb (also detonate a bomb formal) (=make a bomb explode) 引爆炸弹 The area was cleared and the police safely detonated the bomb.
drop a bomb (=from a plane) 〔从飞机上〕扔炸弹 Government forces began dropping bombs on rebel positions.
a bomb falls on something 炸弹掉在某物上 A bomb fell on the cathedral during the war.
plant a bomb (=put a bomb somewhere) 放置炸弹ADJECTIVES/NOUN + bomb
nIt is thought that right-wing extremists planted the bomb.
a nuclear/hydrogen bomb 核弹/氢弹 5The country was developing a nuclear bomb.
nThe North Koreans were developing a nuclear bomb.
an atom/atomic bomb 原子弹 Oppenheimer was the father of the atomic bomb.
a neutron bomb (=that kills people but does not damage buildings much) 中子弹
a car bomb (=that makes a car explode) 汽车炸弹
nThe car bomb killed 21 shoppers.
a letter bomb (also a parcel bomb British EnglishBrE) (=sent in a letter or parcel) 邮件炸弹
nA second letter bomb was found among the unopened mail.
a time bomb (=that is set to explode at a particular time) 定时炸弹
nThe terrorists’ time bomb was planned to cause the maximum carnage.
a petrol bomb British EnglishBrE (=containing petrol) 【英】汽油弹
nA petrol bomb was hurled at police as they chased the car.
a nail bomb (=containing nails) 钉子炸弹
a cluster bomb (=that sends out smaller bombs when it explodes) 子母弹，集束炸弹
a dirty bomb (=that spreads radioactive material) 〔散布放射性物质的〕脏弹
a smart bomb (=that is guided to the right place) 智能炸弹
a terrorist bomb 恐怖分子的炸弹
nThe aircraft was blown apart by a terrorist bomb.
a suicide bomb (=the person carrying the bomb dies when it explodes) 自杀性炸弹
nEach time there is a suicide bomb it is a new blow to peace.
a homemade bomb 土制炸弹
nOfficers discovered several homemade bombs in the trunk of his car.
an unexploded bomb 未爆炸弹bomb + NOUN
nThe workmen found an unexploded bomb.
a bomb blast/explosion 炸弹爆炸 The restaurant was destroyed in a massive bomb blast.
a bomb attack 炸弹袭击 No one has yet claimed responsibility for the bomb attack.
a bomb threat (=when someone leaves a message saying there is a bomb somewhere) 炸弹威胁
nHe delayed his flight home because of a bomb threat.
a bomb scare (=when people think there might be a bomb somewhere) 炸弹恐吓
nThe building was evacuated after a bomb scare.
nbomb disposal (=the job of dealing with bombs that have not exploded)
a bomb disposal expert
Police found guns and bomb-making equipment in the house.
n THESAURUS bomb a weapon that explodes
The bomb exploded on a bus in Jerusalem during the city’s morning rush hour.
Fifty-five people were injured in a car bomb attack in Baghdad.
Morrow was convicted in 1998 of sending four letter bombs (=a small bomb hidden in a package and sent to someone in order to hurt or kill them) to government officials.
People were worried that terrorists would try to detonate a dirty bomb (=a bomb that contains nuclear materials )in the city centre.
explosives bombs or substances that can cause explosions
They used explosives to blow the door off the front of the building.
The car was packed with 1,000 lbs of high explosives (=powerful explosives).
device a bomb – used especially in news reports
Police found the device hidden in a suitcase.
A bomb threat was received and the building was evacuated, but no device was found.
mine a type of bomb that is hidden just below the ground or under water, and that explodes when it is touched
The fields are still full of landmines.
The ship struck a mine and sank.
grenade (also hand grenade) a small bomb that can be thrown by hand or fired from a special gun
He pulled the pin and threw a grenade toward the enemy’s position.