Your most grating acquaintance could – and usually would – bombard you with reams of unoriginal drivel at the press of a key.
Listen, suppose they got in, suppose they start to bombard Guantanamo?
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The soldiers of the republic then began to bombard Mnster with such success that they destroyed a German ammunition depot there.
The Germans will bombard the whole of Paris if the possibility of doing so should be offered them.
But in a little while they may be able to bombard New York and demand billions of dollars to refrain from destroying the city.
They continued to bombard these works daily until the 10th of September.
A cry was raised that he meant to seize the citadel and bombard the town.
The Fenians, it was said, were raising a fleet to bombard Halifax.
He fixed up his batteries, and was eventually able to bombard the town with such effect that it had to surrender.
early 15c., "catapult, military engine for throwing large stones," from Middle French bombarde "mortar, catapult" (14c.), from bombe (see bomb (n.)). The same word, from the same source, was used in English and French late 14c. in reference to the bass shawm, a bassoon-like musical instrument, preserving the "buzzing" sense in the Latin.
1590s, from French bombarder, from bombarde "mortar, catapult" (see bombard (n.)). Figurative sense by 1765. Related: Bombarded; bombarding.