Nut - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nʌt|  American pronunciation of the word nut
Brit.  |nʌt|  British pronunciation of the word nut

noun

- usually large hard-shelled seed
- Egyptian goddess of the sky
- a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt
- half the width of an em (syn: en)
- a whimsically eccentric person (syn: crackpot, crank, fruitcake, screwball)
- someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction(syn: addict, freak, junkie, junky)
- one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens (syn: ball, ballock, bollock, egg, orchis, testicle, testis)

verb

- gather nuts

Examples

The squirrel cracked the nut and ate the meat inside.

walnuts, almonds, peanuts, and other nuts

The squirrel sat and ate the nut.

Are you allergic to nuts?

a bowl of nuts and raisins

That guy is a real nut.

She's a real baseball nut.

I asked him how he nutted up the idea.

We were sitting round the fire cracking nuts (=opening them).

Use a wrench to loosen the nut.

My dad is such a nut.

What are you, some kind of nut?

Oh come on, use your nut!

He just turned round and nutted me!

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: nut
he/she/it: nuts
present participle: nutting
past tense: nutted
past participle: nutted
noun
singular: nut
plural: nuts
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