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nut

nut

 
 
pronunciation:
nuht
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
a tough nut to crack
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dry seed or fruit composed of a usu. edible kernel or meat encased in a woody or leathery shell.
definition 2: the kernel or meat, apart from the shell.
 
definition 3: a usu. square or hexagonal piece of metal, plastic, or other material that has a spirally grooved hole into which a bolt fits.
 
definition 4: (informal) an enthusiast.
similar words:
hound, maniac
definition 5: (slang) a foolish or eccentric person.
similar words:
buff, eccentric, oddball
definition 6: (often pl.; vulgar slang) a testicle.
phrase: a tough nut to crack
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: nuts, nutted, nutting
definition: to search for or gather nuts.
derivation: nutlike (adj.)
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