Meaning of NUT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ nʌt ]

( nuts)


The firm shelled fruit of some trees and bushes are called nuts . Some nuts can be eaten.

Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E.


see also groundnut , hazelnut , peanut


A nut is a thick metal ring which you screw onto a metal rod called a bolt. Nuts and bolts are used to hold things such as pieces of machinery together.

If you want to repair the wheels you just undo the four nuts.

...nuts and bolts that haven’t been tightened up.



If you describe someone as, for example, a football nut or a health nut , you mean that they are extremely enthusiastic about the thing mentioned. ( INFORMAL )

...a football nut who spends thousands of pounds travelling to watch games.

= fanatic

N-COUNT : usu with supp


If you are nuts about something or someone, you like them very much. ( INFORMAL )

She’s nuts about you.

ADJ : v-link ADJ about n [ feelings ]


If you refer to someone as a nut , you mean that they are mad. ( INFORMAL )

There’s some nut out there with a gun.

N-COUNT [ disapproval ]


If you say that someone goes nuts or is nuts , you mean that they go crazy or are very foolish. ( INFORMAL )

You guys are nuts...

A number of the French players went nuts, completely out of control.

ADJ : v-link ADJ


If someone goes nuts , or in British English does their nut , they become extremely angry. ( INFORMAL )

My father would go nuts if he saw bruises on me...

We heard your sister doing her nut.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you talk about the nuts and bolts of a subject or an activity, you are referring to the detailed practical aspects of it rather than abstract ideas about it.

He’s more concerned about the nuts and bolts of location work.

PHRASE : usu the PHR of n

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