missile


missile
noun
1 explosive weapon
ADJECTIVE
long-range, medium-range, short-range
ballistic, cruise, guided, heat-seeking, laser-guided
land-based
air-launched, shoulder-fired
mobile
intercontinental
strategic, tactical
anti-aircraft, anti-ballistic, anti-tank, etc.
air-to-air, air-to-ground, air-to-surface, surface-to-air, surface-to-surface
conventional, nuclear
incoming
enemy
interceptor
VERB + MISSILE
be armed with, carry
aim
fire, launch, send
lob
destroy, intercept, shoot down
deploy, use

strategic missiles deployed in sparsely populated desert areas

detect
track
test
MISSILE + VERB
fly
destroy sth, hit sth, strike (sth)
kill sb
fall

Missiles fell on the city.

target sth

missiles targeting the capital

miss sth

All of the missiles missed their target.

MISSILE + NOUN
base, site
attack, strike
launch
defence/defense
programme/program, system
launcher
warhead, weapon
test
capability
technology
threat
2 object fired or thrown
VERB + MISSILE
hurl, pelt sb with, throw

They pelted her with eggs and various other missiles.

fly

Another missile flew through the air.

dodge
MISSILE + VERB
hit sb/sth, strike sb/sth

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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