Al-Qaeda overran Lahij on August 11 unchallenged, bombed the buildings specified in the memos, then left.
These chemicals were then bombed by U.S. forces, which lifted them into the atmosphere and dropped on our troops.
A field hospital was bombed two days earlier, yet another hit to a medical community under duress.
1580s, from French bombe, from Italian bomba, probably from Latin bombus "a deep, hollow noise; a buzzing or booming sound," from Greek bombos "deep and hollow sound," echoic. Originally of mortar shells, etc.; modern sense of "explosive device placed by hand or dropped from airplane" is 1909. Meaning "old car" is from 1953. Meaning "success" is from 1954 (late 1990s slang the bomb "the best" is probably a fresh formation); opposite sense of "a failure" is from 1963. The bomb "atomic bomb" is from 1945.
1680s, from bomb (n.). Meaning "to fail" attested from 1963. Related: Bombed; bombing. Slang bombed "drunk" is attested by 1956.
[in the sense of failure, perhaps fr the outdated expression make a baum of it, ''fail'']