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A position of opposition to or protest against nuclear weapons or nuclear energy. This part of the country has been loudly and proudly proclaiming "No Nukes" since the rise of nuclear power in the 1960s. The president has signified that she will only sign the treaty if the other country commits to no nukes in the future.
1. noun, slang A nuclear warhead. Both countries have been stockpiling nukes for decades.
2. verb, slang To heat something in a microwave. A: "Do you want me to save you some?" B: "No, I'll just order take out or nuke something from the freezer." The food has been sitting out for a while, so you may need to nuke it for a minute or two.
3. verb, slang To tan one's skin in a tanning bed. I've started nuking myself once a week for 10 minutes just to add some color.
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No nukes!(ˈno ˈnuks and ˈno ˈnjuks)
exclam. a cry against nuclear energy, weapons, submarines, etc. No nukes! Make my electricity the old-fashioned way.
See also: no
1. n. a nuclear weapon. Are there nukes aboard that ship?
2. tv. to destroy someone or something. (As with a nuclear weapon.) Your cat ran through my garden and totally nuked my flowers!
3. tv. to microwave something. I have to nuke my dinner and then I will be right over.
tv. Throw it away! You don’t need this thing. Nuke it!
See also: nuke
tv. to tan oneself at a tanning salon. I nuke myself once a week in the spring so I will be ready for the summer bikini season.
See also: nuke
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