American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To bomb from an airplane at the end of a steep dive toward the target.
- v. bomb from a diving airplane
“Gilardini told me the story of one expedition on a sailing boat in the Arctic where a fellow photographer would enter the territory of arctic terns so they would come and dive-bomb him, providing him with opportunities to get some dramatic wide-angle shots.”
“February 21st, 2009 at 12: 50 am the idea that we have to choose between letting housing prices dive-bomb into oblivion and reinflating the bubble is preposterous”
““You should watch them dive-bomb Big Kitty every day when you're at school.””
“We can feature hilarious armies of skunks sneaking into an SUV, and birds that dive-bomb and defecate everywhere.”
“Excellent scavengers, gulls will dive-bomb seaside tourists for their snacks.”
“Although there's no firm replacement for "Lost" or "24" this fall, no one is working harder to lure fans of both than NBC's "The Event," which has a minority POTUS, a la "24" (Blair Underwood), with a doomed airliner (with oddly Oceanic markings) that's about to dive-bomb on his Florida retreat.”
“One episode in, the event in NBC's "The Event" seems to be the disappearance of a planeload of people, which happens just as their highjacked airliner is about to dive-bomb a photo-op at the Florida vacation compound frequented by the president of the United States.”
“Nope, all the legal, currently-insured people should just continue to do their best to dive-bomb healthcare for the legal or illegal neediest among us so they can live healthily and happily ever after.”
“B-57s -- the British call them Canberra jets -- we're using them very effectively here in this war in Vietnam to dive-bomb the Vietcong in these jungles beyond Da Nang here," he reported, standing in front of a plane.”
“Back at the island, Wonder Woman commands her invisible plane to dive-bomb three of the robots, which gives her just enough time to grab Aquaman and try and hurl him into the ocean.”
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