A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

NUKE

Thu, 19 May '22
Quickly heat up, in a way
Sun, 24 Apr '22
Zap
Mon, 11 Apr '22
Throw in the microwave
Thu, 25 Nov '21
Goodyear blowout / "Everything must go" event
Wed, 7 Apr '21
Zap