Meaning of NUT in English

NUT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

betel nut

ginger nut

monkey nut

nut job

pine nut

wing nut

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

betel

One old woman chewed betel nut and nodded weakly as the bullets boiled in.

He picked up a thick pair of cutting shears and trimmed a betel nut .

The betel nut lay in slices on a white dish.

The incident is passed on so that, over time, the betel nut becomes a symbol of eternal regeneration and devotion.

hard

Back, now, to the hard nuts .

One glance was all it took to realise this was one hard nut to crack - his features still completely impassive.

tough

If he did I must have been asleep. 14 unbeaten with 9 wins. Tough nut again on Saturday at Norwich.

Already highly successful in popular music, dance and commercial television, blacks have found the movies a tougher nut to crack.

Opposite: To crack the much tougher panda nuts , a large rock hammer is essential.

Beverley was a tougher nut to crack.

West Ham will be a tough nut to crack especially with big Lee in good form at the moment.

Shearer, a tough nut not inclined to whinge, said his ankle was like a pudding.

Tax will be an even tougher nut .

■ NOUN

pine

Pour garlic sauce over hot chicken pieces and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and sultanas.

At one point she instructed the courtroom on how to cook pine nuts .

Sprinkle each with the pine nuts .

Preheat oven to 325 F.. Toast pine nuts in preheated oven until they are lightly golden, about 8 minutes.

In a small bowl, mix together pine nuts , parsley, and lemon zest.

Sprinkle pine nut mixture over and serve immediately.

Add pine nuts and sauce and bring to a gentle boil.

Remove from oven and sprinkle fete cheese and herb and pine nut garnishes over top.

■ VERB

crack

The pragmatist knows it better than the idealist. 97 excess A sledge-hammer to crack a nut .

There are two ways to crack this nut .

Talk about using a sledge-hammer to crack a nut !

The principle of proportionality - do not use a sledgehammer to crack a nut - is straight forward logic.

For calculational purposes the Feynman approach is an unwieldy steam-hammer only capable of cracking some particularly brittle nuts .

But at other times they seem like sledgehammers to crack nuts .

We had been sitting there since early that morning, cracking the nuts , picking out the flesh with needles.

As a result, they act in the manner of the proverbial sledge-hammer to crack a nut .

drive

It will end up driving you nuts otherwise.

It is going to drive ISPs nuts unless they change their pricing, though.

Ram's star trip is driving everyone fuckin' nuts .

He sat in the front of the class and talked without stopping, driving the other students nuts .

He had driven his parents nuts , wildly, almost suicidally trying to forge an identity.

And it will really drive civilized people nuts if Phillips starts raking in extra dough by posing in commercials for sports products.

She uses rags instead of toilet paper, which drives my father nuts .

And that it was my parents' ambivalence, as much as anything, that had driven us all nuts .

eat

She eats another nut , and needlessly, absently, combs her hair.

It wasn't that I was tempted to eat those convenient nuts , just the very fact of their existence.

She eats a pistachio nut , and fastens her locket.

Brown Men only eat nuts , berries and apples, and use their bows and arrows to chase hunters away from innocent game.

He who eats the nut must first crack the shell Jeremy Cherfas Walnuts come in hard and convoluted shells.

go

But a man could go nuts sitting around wondering about what might happen.

It is going to drive ISPs nuts unless they change their pricing, though.

He grabbed my tie and I thought he was going to nut me in the face.

Every time Greene did something he went nuts , throwing his body around the field like a one-man Mardi Gras.

So don't go nuts - use those leftovers in the following recipes.

And there are numerous sweet spreads to go with fruit and nut bagels.

Most of the walls are really light panels, so we don't go nuts from the dark.

It was pure magic and Philadelphia fans went nuts .

tighten

In taps, replacing the tap washer and tightening the gland nut will both contribute to stopping water hammer occurring.

All it took was tightening a nut .

Turn the water on slowly and tighten the nuts if there are any leaks. 6.

He conceded, however, that the company tightened a nut in the fuse box on Saab models after 1992.

He changed the spanner for one clearly the wrong size and tried vainly to tighten the nut again.

toast

Time to toast a few nuts , particularly some pecans with vanilla coating.

Preheat oven to 325 F. Toast pine nuts in preheated oven until they are lightly golden, about 8 minutes.

Sprinkle toasted pine nuts over eggplants.

Note: To toast pine nuts , place them in a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be nuts about/over sb/sth

go nuts

But a man could go nuts sitting around wondering about what might happen.

Every time Greene did something he went nuts , throwing his body around the field like a one-man Mardi Gras.

It was pure magic and Philadelphia fans went nuts .

Most of the walls are really light panels, so we don't go nuts from the dark.

My classmate and I thought he had gone nuts .

So don't go nuts - use those leftovers in the following recipes.

The fans go nuts , stomping so loudly that they drown out the announcer.

What if this man of yours just went nuts for no reason at all?

nuts to sb/sth

vegetable/nut etc cutlet

We begin with the nut cutlets of a vegetarian household where Harriet and Vesey meet as adolescents.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cashew nut

A lot of people think he's a complete nut , but he's actually quite harmless.

a selection of nuts

Eleanor is such a nut .

He started asking me a lot of questions about my personal life. I think the guy's some kind of nut .

Hurry up, I'm freezing my nuts off out here.

The woman sounds like a real nut .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Add nut mixture and spread evenly.

Also, the D-32's nut has a nasty sharp corner on the treble side.

Fakhru rubbed one smooth slice with his thumb and then placed the spotted nut slice on his protruding tongue.

His winning concoction was Macadamia Fudge Torte: chocolate cake with fudge-filled cavities, topped by macadamia nut streusel.

In other words it has more to do with an ambitious political undertaking than with institutional nuts and bolts.

It lasts from nuts to soup.

They put him in with the nut cases.

They would sip sherry or port, nibble at the nuts and raisins and allow themselves to wallow in the warm softness.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bradshaw rather unwisely greeted McLean's arrival in the ring by nutting him.

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