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nutnoun [C]

 us   /nʌt/
  • nut noun [C] (FOOD)

the dry fruit of some trees, consisting of an edible seed within a hard, outer shell, or the seed itself
  • nut noun [C] (METAL OBJECT)

a small ring of metal that a bolt (= screw without a pointed end) can be screwed into to hold something in place: a wing nut (= a nut with flat edges for turning)
  • nut noun [C] (PERSON)

infml a person who is crazy, foolish, or strange: What kind of nut would leave a computer in his car overnight with the doors unlocked?
infml A nut is also a person who is extremely enthusiastic about a particular activity or thing: Joyce is a nut for antiques – we’ve got a house full of them.
(Definition of nut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"nut" in British English

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nutnoun

uk   /nʌt/  us   /nʌt/
  • nut noun (FOOD)

B2 [C] the dry fruit of particular trees that grows in a hard shell and can often be eaten: a Brazil/cashew nut Sprinkle some roasted chopped nuts on top.

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  • nut noun (METAL OBJECT)

[C] a small piece of metal with a hole in it through which you put a bolt: Nuts and bolts are used to hold pieces of machinery together.
  • nut noun (PERSON)

[C] informal or offensive a person who behaves in a very silly, stupid, or strange way or an offensive term for a person who is mentally ill: What kind of nut would leave a car on a railway track?
[C] informal someone who is extremely enthusiastic about a particular activity or thing: James is a tennis nut - he plays every day.
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nutverb [T]

uk   /nʌt/  us   /nʌt/ UK informal
(Definition of nut from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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