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"firebomb" in British English

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firebombnoun [C]

uk   /ˈfaɪə.bɒm/  us   /ˈfaɪr.bɑːm/
a ​bomb that ​causesdestruction by ​starting a ​firerather than ​exploding: Rioters ​armed with firebombs set ​light to ​policebarricades.
firebomb
verb [T] uk   us  
to ​damage a ​place with a firebomb: Animal ​rightsextremists have ​threatened to firebomb any ​stores that ​stockfurcoats.
(Definition of firebomb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"firebomb" in American English

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firebombnoun [C]

 us   /ˈfɑɪərˌbɑm/
a ​bomb that ​causes a lot of ​destruction by ​spreadingfire

firebombverb [T]

 us   /ˈfɑɪərˌbɑm/
to ​destroy something using a ​bomb that ​causesfire
(Definition of firebomb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “firebomb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 火焰炸弹,燃烧弹…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火焰炸彈,燃燒彈…
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