Meaning of “bombing” in the English Dictionary

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"bombing" in British English

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bombingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbɒm.ɪŋ/ us /ˈbɑː.mɪŋ/

B2 an attack or attacks on a place or area using bombs, or the activity of attacking in this way:

Heavy bombing has gutted the city.
There was a wave of bombings in the south of the country.

More examples

  • The church was destroyed in the bombing but the altar survived intact.
  • Police have not so far been able to extort a confession from the people accused of the bombing.
  • Intensive bombing had reduced the city to rubble.
  • Allied bombing left Dresden in ashes in 1945.
  • Local people were outraged at the bombing.

(Definition of “bombing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)