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nut

Definitions


[nʌt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a fruit consisting of a hard or tough shell around an edible kernel
(e.g: he was cracking nuts with his teeth)

- a small flat piece of metal or other material, typically square or hexagonal, with a threaded hole through it for screwing on to a bolt as a fastener
(e.g: fix the new pipe and tighten the nuts)

- a crazy or eccentric person
(e.g: she would have written me off as a time-wasting nut)

- a person's head
(e.g: he's aiming to break a record by balancing a car on his nut)

- a man's testicles.

- the fixed ridge on the neck of a stringed instrument over which the strings pass
(e.g: the positioning allows the strings a straight path over the nut)


Phrases:
- a tough nut to crack
- do one's nut
- nuts and bolts
- off one's nut
- tough nut
- use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

Origin:
Old English hnutu, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch noot and German Nuss


[nʌt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- butt (someone) with one's head
(e.g: I thought he was going to nut me in the face)

- gather nuts
(e.g: in autumn children would go nutting)


Phrases:
- a tough nut to crack
- do one's nut
- nuts and bolts
- off one's nut
- tough nut
- use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

Origin:


[nʊt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the sky goddess, thought to swallow the sun at night and give birth to it in the morning.


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[], (Residual)

Definitions:
- (in the UK) National Union of Teachers.


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