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carpet-bomb

[kahr-pit-bom] /ˈkɑr pɪtˌbɒm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to systematically bomb (a large target area) so as to completely destroy it.
Related forms
carpet-bombing,, carpet bombing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for carpet bombing

carpet bombing

noun
1.
systematic intensive bombing of an area
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Slang definitions & phrases for carpet bombing

carpet-bomb

verb

To mount a highly destructive and intense opposition; clobber: The Bush campaign car-pet-bombed Dukakis from Labor Day onward

[1980s+; fr a 1950s term for total area bombing, laying as it were a carpet of bombs]


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