nuke

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
nuke

Plural
nukes

  1. (informal) (countable) A nuke is another word for nuclear bomb.
    North Korea launched another nuke yesterday.

Verb[change]

Plain form
nuke

Third-person singular
nukes

Past tense
nuked

Past participle
nuked

Present participle
nuking

  1. (transitive) If someone nukes something, they use a nuclear bomb on that thing, usually a place or area.
    The United States of America nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War 2.
  2. (transitive) (informal) When you nuke something, you totally destroy it and have it completely removed.
    It is not possible to nuke anything that is posted on the Internet, so be careful when posting something on Facebook.

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