verb (used with object), nuked, nuk·ing.
- nuisance ground,
- nuisance tax,
Origin of nuke
Examples from the Web for nuke
In response to the revelation the Mormon Church had donated considerable cash to the cause, cries went up to “Nuke Utah.”How Will African-American Clergy React to Obama’s ‘Evolution’ on Same-Sex Marriage?|Mansfield Frazier, Larry Durstin|May 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Or perhaps, this time, the North might not explode a nuke—it might sink another South Korea naval vessel, as it did in 2010.Leslie H. Gelb: North Korea, U.S. Headed to Brink of War, Unnoticed|Leslie H. Gelb|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Today as well, politicians from both parties simply assume that Iran is pursuing a nuke.Stop the Press on ‘Preemptive’: Media Adopt Pro-War Rhetoric on Iran|Peter Beinart|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Start with the first question: whether Iran would be suicidal enough to use or transfer a nuke.Experts Say Iran Attack Is Irrational, Yet Hawks Are Winning the Debate|Peter Beinart|February 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
short for nuclear weapon, 1959, U.S. military slang (see nuclear). The verb is attested from 1962; the slang sense of "to cook in a microwave oven" is from 1987. Related: Nuked; nuking.