Definition of nuke verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

nuke

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//njuːk//
 
; NAmE usually NAmE//nuːk//
 
, NAmE//njuːk//
 
(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nuke
BrE BrE//njuːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//njuːk//
 
he / she / it nukes
BrE BrE//njuːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//njuːks//
 
past simple nuked
BrE BrE//njuːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//njuːkt//
 
past participle nuked
BrE BrE//njuːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//njuːkt//
 
-ing form nuking
BrE BrE//ˈnjuːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnjuːkɪŋ//
 
 
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nuke something to attack a place with nuclear weapons Word Origin 1950s: abbreviation of nuclear.
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