The firm shelled fruit of some trees and bushes are called ~s. Some ~s can be eaten.
Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E.
see also ground~ , hazel~ , pea~
A ~ 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 ~s.
...~s and bolts that haven’t been tightened up.
If you describe someone as, for example, a football ~ or a health ~, you mean that they are extremely enthusiastic about the thing mentioned. (INFORMAL)
...a football ~ who spends thousands of pounds travelling to watch games.
N-COUNT: usu with supp
If you are ~s about something or someone, you like them very much. (INFORMAL)
She’s ~s about you.
ADJ: v-link ADJ about n feelings
If you refer to someone as a ~, you mean that they are mad. (INFORMAL)
There’s some ~ out there with a gun.
If you say that someone goes ~s or is ~s, you mean that they go crazy or are very foolish. (INFORMAL)
You guys are ~s...
A number of the French players went ~s, completely out of control.
ADJ: v-link ADJ
If someone goes ~s, or in British English does their ~, they become extremely angry. (INFORMAL)
My father would go ~s if he saw bruises on me...
We heard your sister doing her ~.
PHRASE: V inflects
If you talk about the ~s 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 ~s and bolts of location work.
PHRASE: usu the PHR of n