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NUKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nuke mean? 

NUKE (noun)
  The noun NUKE has 1 sense:

1. the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb

  Familiarity information: NUKE used as a noun is very rare.


NUKE (verb)
  The verb NUKE has 3 senses:

1. strike at with firepower or bombs
2. bomb with atomic weapons
3. cook or heat in a microwave oven

  Familiarity information: NUKE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


NUKE (noun)


Sense 1nuke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

atomic warhead; nuclear warhead; nuke; thermonuclear warhead

Hypernyms ("nuke" is a kind of...):

load; payload; warhead (the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents)

Holonyms ("nuke" is a part of...):

nuclear weapon (a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction)


NUKE (verb)


Sense 1nuke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike at with firepower or bombs

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

nuke; atomise; atomize; zap

Context example:

zap the enemy

Hypernyms (to "nuke" is one way to...):

bomb; bombard (throw bombs at or attack with bombs)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2nuke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bomb with atomic weapons

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

atom-bomb; nuke

Hypernyms (to "nuke" is one way to...):

bomb; bombard (throw bombs at or attack with bombs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3nuke [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cook or heat in a microwave oven

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

micro-cook; microwave; nuke; zap

Context example:

You can microwave the leftovers

Hypernyms (to "nuke" is one way to...):

cook (transform and make suitable for consumption by heating)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs nuke the vegetables


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