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carpet-bombing

verb

carpet bombing

noun

Definition references  (+images)

Macmillan British Dictionary:

carpet-bomb [transitive] | carpet-bombed [past tense] | carpet-bombing [present participle] | carpet-bombs [3rd-person singular present]

to drop a lot of bombs from planes all over an area in order to destroy everything on the ground (20 of 48 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/carpet-bomb

Oxford Dictionary:

carpet-bomb | carpet-bombing

(often as noun "carpet-bombing") | bomb (an area) intensively (8 of 36 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/carpet--bomb

New World Dictionary:

carpet-bomb | carpet-bombing [noun, related]

to drop many bombs on (an area) to prepare for advancing ground forces (13 of 19 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpet-bomb

Wiktionary:

carpet bomb | carpet bombed [past tense] | carpet bombing [present participle] | carpet bombs [3rd-person singular present] | carpet-bomb | carpet-bombed [past tense] | carpet-bombing [present participle] | carpet-bombs [3rd-person singular present]

To bomb an area in such a manner that the ordnance covers the entire area without gaps. (17 of 18 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/carpet bomb

American Heritage Dictionary:

carpet-bomb | carpet-bombed [past tense] | carpet-bombing [present participle] | carpet-bombs [3rd-person singular present]

To bomb in a systematic and extensive pattern, so as to devastate a large target area uniformly. (17 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpet-bomb

Wikipedia:

Carpet bombing | saturation bombing

a large aerial bombing done in a progressive manner to inflict damage in every part of a selected area of land. The phrase evokes the image of explosions completely covering an area, in the same way that a carpet covers a floor. Carpet bombing is... (45 of 1028 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Carpet bombing

Collins Dictionary:

carpet bombing

systematic intensive bombing of an area (6 of 307 words, 2 usage examples)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/carpet-bombing

Cambridge Dictionary:

carpet bombing

the act of dropping a lot of bombs all over a particular area so that it will be destroyed (19 of 24 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/carpet-bombing

Encarta Dictionary:

carpet-bomb | carpet-bombed [past tense] | carpet-bombing [present participle] | carpet-bombs [3rd-person singular present]

to bomb an area intensively | to conduct an intensive campaign, especially in the media, to sway public opinion or to destroy somebody's reputation (23 of 55 words, 2 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861687189​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

carpet-bomb [transitive] | carpet-bombed [past tense] | carpet-bombing [present participle] | carpet-bombs [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "carpet-bomb"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/carpet-bomb

Macmillan American Dictionary:

carpet-bomb [transitive] | carpet-bombed [past tense] | carpet-bombing [present participle] | carpet-bombs [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "carpet-bomb"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/carpet-bomb

the Free Dictionary:

carpet-bomb

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "carpet-bomb"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "carpet-bomb"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/carpet-bomb

Google Dictionary:

carpet-bomb | carpet-bombed [past tense] | carpet-bombing [present participle] | carpet-bombs [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "carpet-bomb"

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YourDictionary Audio:

carpet-bomb

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "carpet-bomb" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carpet-bomb

Cambridge Dictionary:

carpet bombing

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "carpet bombing"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "carpet bombing"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/carpet-bombing

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