carpet bomb

bomb a large area systematically and extensively

The U.S. decided to carpet bomb Vietnam

Derivationally related forms: ↑carpet bombing
Hypernyms: ↑bombard, ↑bomb
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody

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transitive verb
: to drop bombs on (an area) so as to cover as if by a carpet

and carpet bombed the … front with 400 tons — Newsweek

— see area bombing

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • carpet-bomb — v [T] to drop a lot of bombs over a small area to destroy everything in it >carpet bombing n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carpet-bomb — [kär′pət bäm΄] vt. to drop many bombs on (an area) to prepare for advancing ground forces carpet bombing n …   English World dictionary

  • carpet-bomb — ► VERB ▪ bomb (an area) intensively …   English terms dictionary

  • carpet-bomb — carpet ,bomb verb transitive to drop a lot of bombs from airplanes all over an area in order to destroy everything on the ground …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • carpet-bomb — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms carpet bomb : present tense I/you/we/they carpet bomb he/she/it carpet bombs present participle carpet bombing past tense carpet bombed past participle carpet bombed to drop a lot of bombs from planes all over …   English dictionary

  • carpet bomb — transitive verb Date: 1944 1. to drop large numbers of bombs so as to cause uniform devastation over (a given area) 2. to bombard repeatedly, widely, or excessively < carpet bomb the country with advertising > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carpet bomb — verb To bomb an area in such a manner that the ordnance covers the entire area without gaps. The infantry were destroyed after the enemy carpet bombed the ground they were occupying …   Wiktionary

  • carpet-bomb — verb bomb (an area) intensively. Derivatives carpet bombing noun …   English new terms dictionary

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