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Submunition vs. Bomb

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Submunitionnoun

Any part of a weapon (typically a bomb or missile) that separates from a parent munition before or during employment

Bombnoun

An explosive device used or intended as a weapon.

Bombnoun

(dated) The atomic bomb.

‘During the Cold War, everyone worried about the bomb sometimes.’;

Bombnoun

(figurative) Events or conditions that have a speedy destructive effect.

Bombnoun

(colloquial) Any explosive charge.

Bombnoun

(slang) A failure; an unpopular commercial product.

‘box office bomb’;

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Bombnoun

A car in poor condition.

Bombnoun

A large amount of money.

‘make a bomb’; ‘cost a bomb’;

Bombnoun

(social) Something highly effective or attractive.

Bombnoun

A success; the bomb.

‘Our fabulous new crumpets have been selling like a bomb.’;

Bombnoun

A very attractive woman.

Bombnoun

An action or statement that causes a strong reaction.

‘It was an ordinary speech, until the president dropped a bomb: he would be retiring for medical reasons.’; ‘Normally very controlled, he dropped the F-bomb and cursed the paparazzi.’;

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Bombnoun

A long forward pass.

Bombnoun

A throw into the basket from a considerable distance.

Bombnoun

A cyclone whose central pressure drops at an average rate of at least one millibar per hour for at least 24 hours.

Bombnoun

(chemistry) A heavy-walled container designed to permit chemical reactions under high pressure.

Bombnoun

(obsolete) A great booming noise; a hollow sound.

Bombnoun

(slang) A woman’s breast.

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Bombnoun

(wrestling) A professional wrestling throw in which an opponent is lifted and then slammed back-first down to the mat.

Bombnoun

(slang) A recreational drug ground up, wrapped, and swallowed.

Bombnoun

(colloquial) An act of jumping into water while keeping one's arms and legs tucked into the body, as in a squatting position, to maximize splashing.

Bombverb

To attack using one or more bombs; to bombard.

Bombverb

To fail dismally.

Bombverb

(informal) To jump into water in a squatting position, with the arms wrapped around the legs.

Bombverb

(obsolete) To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.

Bombverb

(slang) To cover an area in many graffiti tags.

Bombverb

(informal) To add an excessive amount of chlorine to a pool when it has not been maintained properly.

Bombverb

To make oneself drunk.

Bombverb

To move at high speed.

‘I was bombing down the road on my motorbike.’;

Bombadjective

(slang) Great, awesome.

‘Have you tried the new tacos from that restaurant? They're pretty bomb!’;

Bombnoun

A great noise; a hollow sound.

‘A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber beneath.’;

Bombnoun

A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired from mortars. See Shell.

Bombnoun

A bomb ketch.

Bombverb

To bombard.

Bombverb

To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound.

Bombnoun

an explosive device fused to denote under specific conditions

Bombnoun

strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion

Bombnoun

an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual;

‘the first experiment was a real turkey’; ‘the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned’;

Bombverb

throw bombs at or attack with bombs;

‘The Americans bombed Dresden’;

Bombverb

fail to get a passing grade;

‘She studied hard but failed nevertheless’; ‘Did I fail the test?’;

Bomb

A bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy. Detonations inflict damage principally through ground- and atmosphere-transmitted mechanical stress, the impact and penetration of pressure-driven projectiles, pressure damage, and explosion-generated effects.

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