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nut

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Plants, Technology, Daily life
ldoce_238_fnutnut1 /nʌt/ ●●● S3 noun [countable]  1 foodDFHBP 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 nuts.jpg toolTD 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 informalCRAZY someone who is crazy or behaves strangely My dad is such a nut. What are you, some kind of nut?4 golf/opera etc nut5 nuts6 the nuts and bolts of something7 tough/hard nut8 a hard/tough nut to crack9 be off your nut10 do your nut11 head British English spoken old-fashionedINTELLIGENT your head or brainsomebody’s nut Oh come on, use your nut!
Examples from the Corpus
nutEleanor is such a nut.Add nut mixture and spread evenly.a cashew nutA lot of people think he's a complete nut, but he's actually quite harmless.It lasts from nuts to soup.In other words it has more to do with an ambitious political undertaking than with institutional nuts and bolts.His winning concoction was Macadamia Fudge Torte: chocolate cake with fudge-filled cavities, topped by macadamia nut streusel.Hurry up, I'm freezing my nuts off out here.He started asking me a lot of questions about my personal life. I think the guy's some kind of nut.a selection of nutsThe woman sounds like a real nut.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.They would sip sherry or port, nibble at the nuts and raisins and allow themselves to wallow in the warm softness.They put him in with the nut cases.cracking nutsTeeth are especially worthy of admiration, being capable, with proper maintenance, of cracking nuts for something like forty years.use ... nutIt can also be used on stiff nuts.They should not be used for turning nuts which are to be used again.
nutnut2 verb (nutted, nutting) [transitive] British English spoken  HITto hit someone with your head syn headbutt He just turned round and nutted me!→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
nutBradshaw rather unwisely greeted McLean's arrival in the ring by nutting him.
NUT, thethe NUTNUT, the /ˌen juː ˈtiː/  (the National Union of Teachers) one of the main professional trade unions which represents teachers in England and Wales, in both government and private schools
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Verb table
nut
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynut
he, she, itnuts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynutted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nutted
he, she, ithas nutted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nutted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nut
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nutted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nutting
he, she, itis nutting
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you, we, theyare nutting
Past
I, he, she, itwas nutting
you, we, theywere nutting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nutting
he, she, ithas been nutting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nutting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nutting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nutting
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