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nuke

Meaning: to attack with nuclear weapons; to destroy

For example:

  • I was watching Fox news when I saw this crazy guy talking about some country he doesn't like, and he said, quite seriously, "We should nuke 'em!"

  • Have you ever seen pictures of Nagasaki and Hiroshima after the U.S. nuked them?

Origin: a shortened form of the word "nuclear"

Quick Quiz:

A country that can nuke its enemies must have
  1. nuclear power
  2. nuclear weapons
  3. nuclear ambitions

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