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Definition of nuke

nuke

verb - transitive

  • to cook something in the microwave. Shortened form of "nuclear" (as in bomb).
    I'm gonna nuke some dinner, then we can go nuke some AOL-idiots in the chat-room!

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Kendall from MA, USA on Nov 09 1999.

  • to crash a person's computer by exploiting bugs in the operating system they use. From the name of one such tool: "WinNuke".
    I'm gonna nuke some dinner, then we can go nuke some AOL-idiots in the chat-room!

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Kendall from MA, USA on Nov 09 1999.

  • to heat up through the use of a microwave.
    I just nuked my burrito.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Glenn H. from Raleigh, NC, USA on Feb 19 2002.

  • to cook or warm in a microwave oven.
    You could bake the potato for 30 minutes or nuke it for 6. It's good either way.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Anonymous from Frederick, MD, USA on Apr 19 2002.

  • to fire upon with a nuclear weapon.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Anonymous from Frederick, MD, USA on Apr 19 2002.

  • to expose to radiation energy.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Anonymous from Frederick, MD, USA on Apr 19 2002.

  • to heat up in the microwave.
    Your coffee's gone cold now - want me to nuke it for you?

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Jen from Sydney, NSW, Australia on Feb 04 2003.

  • to blow up. From "nuclear bomb".

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Jen from Sydney, NSW, Australia on Feb 04 2003.

  • to heat food in a microwave oven.
    I was in a hurry so I had to nuke my lunch.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Mitchell from Texas, USA on Feb 14 2008.

  • to delete from a computer.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

  • to warm in a microwave.
    I grabbed some hot dogs and nuked them.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Pazuzu from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Nov 06 2009.

  • to hit in the face with a large amount of seminal fluid.
    She got me goin' so bad I nuked her!
    This definition is questionable and is pending deletion. It will be saved from deletion if legitimate citations are found.

    Last edited on Apr 28 2013. Submitted by Pazuzu from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Nov 06 2009.

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