verb (used with object), nuked, nuk·ing.
- nuisance ground,
- nuisance tax,
Origin of nuke
Examples from the Web for nukes
As indeed it now turns out was the case with nukes and the Cold War.
I had a fleeting image of long hair, jeans and a “No Nukes” placard.Truman’s Grandson & Japan’s A-Bomb Survivors: A Story of Reconciliation|Clifton Truman Daniel|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yes, Israel has nukes, and that technology has made Israel safe from symmetrical attack.Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe|Lloyd Green|December 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Soviets stopped setting off nukes at Nova Zembla after that, owing to international pressure.Pale Fire and the Cold War: Redefining Vladimir Nabokov’s Masterpiece|Michael Weiss|October 13, 2013|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.