big, huge, large, massive
cluster, fire (usually firebomb), high-explosive, incendiary, mortar, nail, petrol (BrE), smoke
atom, atomic, hydrogen, neutron, nuclear
bouncing (BrE), flying
stray (esp. BrE)

Their truck was hit by a stray bomb.

dummy (esp. BrE), fake

The suspect was apprehended for planting a fake bomb in a bus terminal.

a practice flight with dummy bombs

car, roadside
letter, parcel (BrE)
smart (= one that is controlled by an electronic device)
time (figurative)

He described global warming as ‘an environmental time bomb’.

place, plant, put

Police suspect terrorists planted the bomb.


The plane had been adapted to carry bombs.

drop, release

Enemy planes dropped bombs on the airport.

defuse, disarm
detonate, explode, set off
build, construct, develop, test (These verbs are only used about countries.)

India started to build a nuclear bomb.


He used a clock to make a home-made bomb.

strap, strap on

The bombs were strapped to their chests.

fall, rain, rain down

Eighty people died when bombs rained down on the city's crowded streets.

hit sth
detonate, explode, go off
blow sb/sth to pieces, blow sth up, destroy sth, kill sb, rip through sth

Fifteen people were blown to pieces by the car bomb.

A terrorist bomb ripped through the station.

target sb/sth
be ticking away
attack, blast, explosion
alert (esp. BrE), scare, threat, warning (BrE)
hoax (BrE)
disposal, squad

The land was scarred with bomb craters.


the fallout from atomic bomb tests


The city had been very heavily bombed.

accidentally, mistakenly
Bomb is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑aircraft
Bomb is used with these nouns as the object: ↑barracks, ↑embassy

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bomb — bomb; bomb·line; bomb·load; bomb·shell; hy·dro·bomb; para·bomb; ro·bomb; su·per·bomb; bomb·let; bomb·er; …   English syllables

  • Bomb — Bomb, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. ?.] [1913 Webster] 1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bomb — ► NOUN 1) a container of explosive or incendiary material, designed to explode on impact or when detonated by a timer or remote control. 2) (the bomb) nuclear weapons collectively. 3) (a bomb) Brit. informal a large sum of money. ► VERB 1) attack …   English terms dictionary

  • bomb — [n] exploding weapon atom bomb, bombshell, charge, device, explosive, grenade, hydrogen bomb, mine, missile, Molotov cocktail, nuclear bomb, projectile, rocket, shell, ticker*, torpedo; concept 500 bomb [v1] detonate weapon attack, blast, blitz,… …   New thesaurus

  • bomb — [bäm] n. [Fr bombe < It bomba; prob. < L bombus, a buzzing < Gr bombos, deep and hollow sound: orig. echoic] 1. a container filled with an explosive, incendiary, or other chemical for dropping or hurling, or for detonating by a timing… …   English World dictionary

  • Bomb — Bomb, v. t. To bombard. [Obs.] Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bomb — Bomb, v. i. [Cf. {Boom}.] To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound. [Obs.] B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bomb — noun ammunition, armament, blockbuster, bombshell, charge, detonator, dynamite, explosive, explosive device, fireball, grenade, gunpowder, hand grenade, high explosive, infernal machine, instrument of warfare, mine, missile, Molotov cocktail,… …   Law dictionary

  • Bomb —   [dt. »bombardieren«, zum Absturz bringen], Absturz …   Universal-Lexikon

  • bomb — – Rădăcină expresivă onomatopeică, ce reprezintă ideea unui zgomot confuz şi neîncetat, şi în general a unui zumzet. Creaţie spontană, proprie multor limbi, cf gr. βόμβος, lat. bombus, bombire, bombizare, sl. bǫbnǫti a bate toba . Der. bombăni… …   Dicționar Român

  • bomb|er — «BOM uhr», noun. 1. an airplane used to drop bombs on the enemy: »The bombers flew over the enemy city releasing bombs that set many targets afire. 2. a person who throws or drops bombs or who sets explosive charges as acts of sabotage or… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”