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nuke

 (no͞ok, nyo͞ok) Slang
n.
1. A nuclear device or weapon.
2. A nuclear-powered electric generating plant.
tr.v. nuked, nuk·ing, nukes
1. To attack with nuclear weapons.
2. To heat in a microwave oven: "I obtained this soup by nuking one cup of water and mixing that with ... bouillon" (Judy Markey).

[Shortening and alteration of nuclear.]

nuke

(njuːk)
vb (tr)
to attack or destroy with nuclear weapons
n
1. a nuclear bomb
2. a military strike with nuclear weapons
3. nuclear power
4. chiefly US a nuclear power plant

nuke

(nuk, nyuk)

n., v. nuked, nuk•ing. Slang. n.
1. a nuclear or thermonuclear weapon.
2. a nuclear power plant or nuclear reactor.
v.t.
3. to attack with nuclear weapons.
4. to microwave.
[1945–50; by shortening and resp.]

nuke


Past participle: nuked
Gerund: nuking

Imperative
nuke
nuke
Present
I nuke
you nuke
he/she/it nukes
we nuke
you nuke
they nuke
Preterite
I nuked
you nuked
he/she/it nuked
we nuked
you nuked
they nuked
Present Continuous
I am nuking
you are nuking
he/she/it is nuking
we are nuking
you are nuking
they are nuking
Present Perfect
I have nuked
you have nuked
he/she/it has nuked
we have nuked
you have nuked
they have nuked
Past Continuous
I was nuking
you were nuking
he/she/it was nuking
we were nuking
you were nuking
they were nuking
Past Perfect
I had nuked
you had nuked
he/she/it had nuked
we had nuked
you had nuked
they had nuked
Future
I will nuke
you will nuke
he/she/it will nuke
we will nuke
you will nuke
they will nuke
Future Perfect
I will have nuked
you will have nuked
he/she/it will have nuked
we will have nuked
you will have nuked
they will have nuked
Future Continuous
I will be nuking
you will be nuking
he/she/it will be nuking
we will be nuking
you will be nuking
they will be nuking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been nuking
you have been nuking
he/she/it has been nuking
we have been nuking
you have been nuking
they have been nuking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been nuking
you will have been nuking
he/she/it will have been nuking
we will have been nuking
you will have been nuking
they will have been nuking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been nuking
you had been nuking
he/she/it had been nuking
we had been nuking
you had been nuking
they had been nuking
Conditional
I would nuke
you would nuke
he/she/it would nuke
we would nuke
you would nuke
they would nuke
Past Conditional
I would have nuked
you would have nuked
he/she/it would have nuked
we would have nuked
you would have nuked
they would have nuked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nuke - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bombnuke - the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
payload, warhead, load - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
Verb1.nuke - strike at with firepower or bombsnuke - strike at with firepower or bombs; "zap the enemy"
bomb, bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
2.nuke - bomb with atomic weaponsnuke - bomb with atomic weapons    
bomb, bombard - throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden"
3.nuke - cook or heat in a microwave oven; "You can microwave the leftovers"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"
Translations

nuke

[njuːk] (esp US)
A. VTatacar con arma nuclear
B. Nbomba f atómica

nuke

[ˈnjuːk]
nbombe f atomique
vt [+ country, area] → atomiser

nuke

(sl)
n
(US: = power plant) → Kern- or Atomkraftwerk nt
(= bomb)Atombombe f
vt (= attack)mit Atomwaffen angreifen; (= destroy)atomar vernichten

nuke

[njuːk] (esp Am) (fam)
1. vtattaccare con armi atomiche
2. nbomba atomica
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