carpet bombing

an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
Derivationally related forms: ↑carpet bomb
Hypernyms: ↑bombing, ↑bombardment

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  • carpet-bombing — carpet bomb UK US verb [I or T] MARKETING ► to advertise a lot and in many different ways to a very large number of people: »The online giant, AOL, has an ad campaign to carpet bomb public concerts and events with promotions. carpet bombing noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • Carpet bombing — On May 14, 1940 at 1:22 p.m., German bombers set the whole inner city of Rotterdam ablaze, killing 814 of its inhabitants …   Wikipedia

  • carpet-bombing — carˈpet bombing noun 1. Systematic bombing of a whole area 2. The delivery of unsolicited mail, esp advertising matter • • • Main Entry: ↑carpet * * * carpet bombing noun [noncount] a city destroyed by carpet bombing • • • Main Entry: ↑carpet… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpet bombing — N UNCOUNT Carpet bombing is heavy bombing from aircraft, with the intention of hitting as many places as possible in a particular area …   English dictionary

  • carpet bombing — /ˈkapət bɒmɪŋ/ (say kahpuht boming) noun Military intense bombing of an extended target area: *Sensitive to criticism of indiscriminate US carpet bombing, the spokesman said the strikes were carefully targeted. –aap news, 2001 …   Australian English dictionary

  • carpet bombing — ploto bombardavimas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bombardavimas paskirstant bombas taip, kad būtų padaryta žala visam nustatytam plotui. atitikmenys: angl. carpet bombing pranc. bombardement en tapis; tapis de bombes …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • carpet bombing — n. area bombing, extensive bombing over a specific area in order to completely destroy it, process of dropping many bombs over a specific area (in order to completely destroy it) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carpet-bombing — See carpet bomb. * * * …   Universalium

  • carpet bombing — The bombing of a large area defined by designated boundaries in such a way that damage is inflicted to all its portions …   Aviation dictionary

  • carpet bombing — The progressive distribution of a mass bomb load upon an area defined by designated boundaries, in such manner as to inflict damage to all portions thereof …   Military dictionary

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