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 for Bomb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bomb \Bomb\, v. t.
     To bombard. [Obs.] --Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bomb \Bomb\, v. i. [Cf. Boom.]
     To sound; to boom; to make a humming or buzzing sound. [Obs.]
     --B. Jonson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bomb \Bomb\, n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or
     buzzing noise, Gr. ?.]
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     1. A great noise; a hollow sound. [Obs.]
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              A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck,
              would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber
              beneath.                              --Bacon.
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     2. (Mil.) A shell; esp. a spherical shell, like those fired
        from mortars. See Shell.
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     3. A bomb ketch.
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     Bomb chest (Mil.), a chest filled with bombs, or only with
        gunpowder, placed under ground, to cause destruction by
        its explosion.
  
     Bomb ketch, Bomb vessel (Naut.), a small ketch or vessel,
        very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be
        used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar
        vessel.
  
     Bomb lance, a lance or harpoon with an explosive head, used
        in whale fishing.
  
     Volcanic bomb, a mass of lava of a spherical or pear shape.
        "I noticed volcanic bombs." --Darwin.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bomb
      n 1: an explosive device fused to explode under specific
           conditions
      2: strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion [syn:
         bomb calorimeter, bomb]
      3: 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" [syn: turkey, bomb,
         dud]
      v 1: throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed
           Dresden" [syn: bombard, bomb]
      2: fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed
         nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?" [syn: fail, flunk,
         bomb, flush it] [ant: make it, pass]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  220 Moby Thesaurus words for "bomb":
     A-bomb, Grand Guignol, H-bomb, Passion play, Tom show, aerial bomb,
     antimasque, antipersonnel bomb, astonishment, atom-bomb,
     atomic bomb, audience success, ballet, batter, be a gas, be a hit,
     bill, blast, blitz, blockbuster, blow, blow to pieces, blow up,
     bombard, bombshell, broadcast drama, burlesque show, bust,
     cannonade, carcass, catch, charade, cliff hanger, closet drama,
     comedy drama, concussion grenade, crap out, critical success,
     daytime serial, depth bomb, depth charge, dialogue, dive-bomb,
     documentary drama, drama, dramalogue, dramatic play,
     dramatic series, dramatize, draw a blank, drop a bomb,
     drop the ball, dud, dull thud, duodrama, duologue, earthshaker,
     epic theater, experimental theater, explosive, extravaganza,
     eye-opener, fail, failure, fall flat, fan, feature, fire bomb,
     fireball, fizzle, flat failure, flop, floperoo, flummox, fold,
     fold up, frost, fusion bomb, gas grenade, gasser, get left,
     giveaway, glide-bomb, grenade, hand grenade, happening, headline,
     hit, hit show, hydrobomb, hydrogen bomb, improvisational drama,
     incendiary, incendiary bomb, incendiary grenade, infernal machine,
     joker, kicker, lay an egg, legitimate drama, lemon, lose out,
     loser, make a hit, masque, melodrama, melodramatize, mine,
     minstrel show, miracle, miracle play, monodrama, monologue,
     morality, morality play, mount, music drama, musical revue,
     mystery, mystery play, not hack it, not make it, open, open a show,
     opera, pageant, panel show, pantomime, pastoral, pastoral drama,
     peripeteia, petard, piece, pipe bomb, play, playlet,
     plutonium bomb, premiere, present, preview, problem play, produce,
     psychodrama, put on, quiz show, radio drama, razon bomb,
     revelation, review, revue, robot bomb, roc, rocket bomb,
     satchel charge, scenarize, sensational play, serial, set the stage,
     shell, shocker, show, sitcom, situation comedy, sketch, skip-bomb,
     skit, smoke bomb, soap, soap opera, sociodrama, spectacle, spring,
     stage, stage play, stage show, staggerer, star, startler,
     stench bomb, stink bomb, straight drama, strike out, succeed,
     success, surprisal, surprise, surprise ending, surprise package,
     surprise party, suspense drama, switch, tableau, tableau vivant,
     take the count, talk show, tear-gas bomb, tear-gas grenade,
     teleplay, television drama, television play, theater of cruelty,
     theatricalize, thermonuclear bomb, thunderbolt, thunderclap,
     time bomb, total loss, total theater, try out, turkey,
     variety show, vaudeville, vaudeville show, vehicle, wall grenade,
     washout, wear thin, whiff, word-of-mouth success, work
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  bomb
  
  
      1. v. General synonym for crash (sense 1) except that it is not used as a
      noun; esp. used of software or OS failures. ?Don't run Empire with less
      than 32K stack, it'll bomb.?
  
      2. n.,v. Atari ST and Macintosh equivalents of a Unix panic or Amiga guru
      meditation, in which icons of little black-powder bombs or mushroom clouds
      are displayed, indicating that the system has died. On the Mac, this may be
      accompanied by a decimal (or occasionally hexadecimal) number indicating
      what went wrong, similar to the Amiga guru meditation number. MS-DOS
      machines tend to get locked up in this situation.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  bomb
  
     1.  General synonym for crash except that it is
     not used as a noun.  Especially used of software or OS
     failures.  "Don't run Empire with less than 32K stack, it'll
     bomb".
  
     2.  Atari ST and Macintosh equivalents
     Unix+"{panic">of a Unix "{panic" or Amiga guru, in which icons of
     little black-powder bombs or mushroom clouds are displayed,
     indicating that the system has died.  On the Macintosh, this
     may be accompanied by a decimal (or occasionally
     hexadecimal) number indicating what went wrong, similar to
     the Amiga guru meditation number.  MS-DOS computers tend
     to lock up in this situation.
  
     3.  A piece of code embedded in a program that
     remains dormant until it is triggered.  Logic bombs are
     triggered by an event whereas time bombs are triggered either
     after a set amount of time has elapsed, or when a specific
     date is reached.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-12-08)
  

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