nut1 S3 [nʌt] n
3¦(crazy person)¦
4 golf/opera etc nut
5¦(sex organ)¦
6 the nuts and bolts of something
7 tough/hard nut
8 a hard/tough nut to crack
9 be off your nut
10 do your nut
[: Old English; Origin: hnutu]
1.) ¦(FOOD)¦
a dry brown fruit inside a hard shell, that grows on a tree
a pine nut
roasted nuts
We were sitting round the fire cracking nuts (=opening them) .
2.) ¦(TOOL)¦
a small piece of metal with a hole through the middle which is screwed onto a ↑bolt to fasten things together
Use a wrench to loosen the nut.
3.) ¦(CRAZY PERSON)¦ informal
someone who is crazy or behaves strangely
My dad is such a nut.
What are you, some kind of nut?
4.) golf/opera etc nut informal
someone who is very interested in golf etc
You don't have to be a sports nut to enjoy skiing.
5.) ¦(SEX ORGAN)¦
nuts [plural] informal
a man's ↑testicles
6.) the nuts and bolts of sth informal
the practical details of a subject or job
the nuts and bolts of government
7.) tough/hard nut informal
someone who is difficult to deal with
He may have softened a bit in his old age but he's still a tough nut.
8.) a hard/tough nut to crack
a difficult problem or situation
Celtic have lost only once this season and will be a tough nut to crack.
9.) be off your nut
BrE spoken informal to be crazy
You must be off your nut!
10.) do your nut
BrE spoken to become very angry or worried
I didn't get home till three - my mum did her nut!
11.) ¦(HEAD)¦
BrE spoken old-fashioned your head or brain
sb's nut
Oh come on, use your nut !
nut 2
nut2 past tense and past participle nutted present participle nutting
v [T] BrE spoken
to hit someone with your head
He just turned round and nutted me!

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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