bombardment noun

ADJ. constant, continuous | heavy, intense | aerial, artillery, naval

VERB + BOMBARDMENT conduct, launch, mount | stop | be subjected to, be under, come under, suffer | survive, withstand They have withstood heavy bombardment for many months.

BOMBARDMENT + VERB begin, start | continue, resume | (come to an) end, cease, stop

PREP. during/in a/the ~ Many people were killed in the bombardment. | under ~ The city has been under constant bombardment for three days. | ~ against The army launched artillery bombardments against enemy positions. | ~ from bombardments from the sea | ~ with a three-hour bombardment with rockets and mortars