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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
nut
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
betel nut
ginger nut
monkey nut
nut job
pine nut
wing nut
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
betel
▪ One old woman chewed betel nut and nodded weakly as the bullets boiled in.
▪ He picked up a thick pair of cutting shears and trimmed a betel nut.
▪ The betel nut lay in slices on a white dish.
▪ The incident is passed on so that, over time, the betel nut becomes a symbol of eternal regeneration and devotion.
hard
▪ Back, now, to the hard nuts.
▪ One glance was all it took to realise this was one hard nut to crack - his features still completely impassive.
tough
▪ If he did I must have been asleep. 14 unbeaten with 9 wins. Tough nut again on Saturday at Norwich.
▪ Already highly successful in popular music, dance and commercial television, blacks have found the movies a tougher nut to crack.
▪ Opposite: To crack the much tougher panda nuts, a large rock hammer is essential.
▪ Beverley was a tougher nut to crack.
▪ West Ham will be a tough nut to crack especially with big Lee in good form at the moment.
▪ Shearer, a tough nut not inclined to whinge, said his ankle was like a pudding.
▪ Tax will be an even tougher nut.
■ NOUN
pine
▪ Pour garlic sauce over hot chicken pieces and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and sultanas.
▪ At one point she instructed the courtroom on how to cook pine nuts.
▪ Sprinkle each with the pine nuts.
▪ Preheat oven to 325 F.. Toast pine nuts in preheated oven until they are lightly golden, about 8 minutes.
▪ In a small bowl, mix together pine nuts, parsley, and lemon zest.
▪ Sprinkle pine nut mixture over and serve immediately.
▪ Add pine nuts and sauce and bring to a gentle boil.
▪ Remove from oven and sprinkle fete cheese and herb and pine nut garnishes over top.
■ VERB
crack
▪ The pragmatist knows it better than the idealist. 97 excess A sledge-hammer to crack a nut.
▪ There are two ways to crack this nut.
▪ Talk about using a sledge-hammer to crack a nut!
▪ The principle of proportionality - do not use a sledgehammer to crack a nut - is straight forward logic.
▪ For calculational purposes the Feynman approach is an unwieldy steam-hammer only capable of cracking some particularly brittle nuts.
▪ But at other times they seem like sledgehammers to crack nuts.
▪ We had been sitting there since early that morning, cracking the nuts, picking out the flesh with needles.
▪ As a result, they act in the manner of the proverbial sledge-hammer to crack a nut.
drive
▪ It will end up driving you nuts otherwise.
▪ It is going to drive ISPs nuts unless they change their pricing, though.
▪ Ram's star trip is driving everyone fuckin' nuts.
▪ He sat in the front of the class and talked without stopping, driving the other students nuts.
▪ He had driven his parents nuts, wildly, almost suicidally trying to forge an identity.
▪ And it will really drive civilized people nuts if Phillips starts raking in extra dough by posing in commercials for sports products.
▪ She uses rags instead of toilet paper, which drives my father nuts.
▪ And that it was my parents' ambivalence, as much as anything, that had driven us all nuts.
eat
▪ She eats another nut, and needlessly, absently, combs her hair.
▪ It wasn't that I was tempted to eat those convenient nuts, just the very fact of their existence.
▪ She eats a pistachio nut, and fastens her locket.
▪ Brown Men only eat nuts, berries and apples, and use their bows and arrows to chase hunters away from innocent game.
▪ He who eats the nut must first crack the shell Jeremy Cherfas Walnuts come in hard and convoluted shells.
go
▪ But a man could go nuts sitting around wondering about what might happen.
▪ It is going to drive ISPs nuts unless they change their pricing, though.
▪ He grabbed my tie and I thought he was going to nut me in the face.
▪ Every time Greene did something he went nuts, throwing his body around the field like a one-man Mardi Gras.
▪ So don't go nuts - use those leftovers in the following recipes.
▪ And there are numerous sweet spreads to go with fruit and nut bagels.
▪ Most of the walls are really light panels, so we don't go nuts from the dark.
▪ It was pure magic and Philadelphia fans went nuts.
tighten
▪ In taps, replacing the tap washer and tightening the gland nut will both contribute to stopping water hammer occurring.
▪ All it took was tightening a nut.
▪ Turn the water on slowly and tighten the nuts if there are any leaks. 6.
▪ He conceded, however, that the company tightened a nut in the fuse box on Saab models after 1992.
▪ He changed the spanner for one clearly the wrong size and tried vainly to tighten the nut again.
toast
▪ Time to toast a few nuts, particularly some pecans with vanilla coating.
▪ Preheat oven to 325 F. Toast pine nuts in preheated oven until they are lightly golden, about 8 minutes.
▪ Sprinkle toasted pine nuts over eggplants.
▪ Note: To toast pine nuts, place them in a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be nuts about/over sb/sth
go nuts
▪ But a man could go nuts sitting around wondering about what might happen.
▪ Every time Greene did something he went nuts, throwing his body around the field like a one-man Mardi Gras.
▪ It was pure magic and Philadelphia fans went nuts.
▪ Most of the walls are really light panels, so we don't go nuts from the dark.
▪ My classmate and I thought he had gone nuts.
▪ So don't go nuts - use those leftovers in the following recipes.
▪ The fans go nuts, stomping so loudly that they drown out the announcer.
▪ What if this man of yours just went nuts for no reason at all?
nuts to sb/sth
vegetable/nut etc cutlet
▪ We begin with the nut cutlets of a vegetarian household where Harriet and Vesey meet as adolescents.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a cashew nut
▪ A lot of people think he's a complete nut, but he's actually quite harmless.
▪ a selection of nuts
▪ Eleanor is such a nut.
▪ He started asking me a lot of questions about my personal life. I think the guy's some kind of nut.
▪ Hurry up, I'm freezing my nuts off out here.
▪ The woman sounds like a real nut.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Add nut mixture and spread evenly.
▪ 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.
▪ His winning concoction was Macadamia Fudge Torte: chocolate cake with fudge-filled cavities, topped by macadamia nut streusel.
▪ In other words it has more to do with an ambitious political undertaking than with institutional nuts and bolts.
▪ It lasts from nuts to soup.
▪ They put him in with the nut cases.
▪ They would sip sherry or port, nibble at the nuts and raisins and allow themselves to wallow in the warm softness.
II.verb
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Bradshaw rather unwisely greeted McLean's arrival in the ring by nutting him.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nut

Nut \Nut\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Nutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Nutting.] To gather nuts.

Nut

Nut \Nut\ (n[u^]t), n. [OE. nute, note, AS. hnutu; akin to D. noot, G. nuss, OHG. nuz, Icel. hnot, Sw. n["o]t, Dan. n["o]d.]

  1. (Bot.) The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.

  2. A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of 1st Bolt.

  3. The tumbler of a gunlock.
    --Knight.

  4. (Naut.) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

  5. pl. Testicles. [vulgar slang]

    Check nut, Jam nut, Lock nut, a nut which is screwed up tightly against another nut on the same bolt or screw, in order to prevent accidental unscrewing of the first nut.

    Nut buoy. See under Buoy.

    Nut coal, screened coal of a size smaller than stove coal and larger than pea coal; -- called also chestnut coal.

    Nut crab (Zo["o]l.), any leucosoid crab of the genus Ebalia as, Ebalia tuberosa of Europe.

    Nut grass (Bot.), See nut grass in the vocabulary.

    Nut lock, a device, as a metal plate bent up at the corners, to prevent a nut from becoming unscrewed, as by jarring.

    Nut pine. (Bot.) See under Pine.

    Nut rush (Bot.), a genus of cyperaceous plants ( Scleria) having a hard bony achene. Several species are found in the United States and many more in tropical regions.

    Nut tree, a tree that bears nuts.

    Nut weevil (Zo["o]l.), any species of weevils of the genus Balaninus and other allied genera, which in the larval state live in nuts.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
nut

"hard seed," Old English hnutu, from Proto-Germanic *hnut- (cognates: Old Norse hnot, Dutch noot, Old High German hnuz, German Nuss "nut"), from PIE *kneu- "nut" (cognates: Latin nux; see nucleus). Sense of "testicle" is attested from 1915. Nut-brown is from c.1300 of animals; c.1500 of complexions of women.\n

\nMeaning "crazy person, crank" is attested from 1903 (British form nutter first attested 1958; nut-case is from 1959); see nuts. American English slang sense of "amount of money required for something" is first recorded 1912. The nut that goes onto a bolt is first recorded 1610s (used of other small mechanical pieces since early 15c.). Nuts and bolts "fundamentals" is from 1960.

Wiktionary
nut

n. 1 A hard-shelled seed. 2 A fastener: a piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft. 3 (context slang English) A crazy person. 4 (context slang English) The head. vb. 1 (context UK transitive slang English) To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt. 2 (context intransitive slang English) To ejaculate (''semen'').

WordNet
nut
  1. v. gather nuts

  2. [also: nutting, nutted]

nut
  1. n. usually large hard-shelled seed

  2. Egyptian goddess of the sky

  3. a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt

  4. half the width of an em [syn: en]

  5. a whimsically eccentric person [syn: crackpot, crank, nut case, nutcase, fruitcake, screwball]

  6. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a news junkie" [syn: addict, freak, junkie, junky]

  7. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away" [syn: testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, egg]

  8. [also: nutting, nutted]

Wikipedia
Nut

Nut, NUT, Nuts or NUTS may refer to:

Nut (goddess)

Nut ( or ) or Neuth ( or ; also spelled Nuit or Newet) is the goddess of the sky in the Ennead of ancient Egyptian religion. She was seen as a star-covered nude woman arching over the earth, or as a cow.

Nut (fruit)

Most seeds come from fruits that naturally free themselves from the shell, unlike nuts such as hazelnuts, chestnuts, and acorns, which have hard shell walls and originate from a compound ovary. The general and original usage of the term is less restrictive, and many nuts (in the culinary sense), such as almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, and Brazil nuts, are not nuts in a botanical sense. Common usage of the term often refers to any hard-walled, edible kernel as a nut.

Nut (climbing)

In rock climbing, a nut (or chock or chockstone) is a metal wedge threaded on a wire and is used for protection by wedging it into a crack in the rock. Quickdraws are clipped to the nut wire by the ascending climber and the rope threads through the quickdraw. Nuts come in a variety of sizes and styles, and several different brands are made by competing manufacturers. Most nuts are made of aluminum. Larger nuts may be threaded on Dyneema cord instead of wire, but this has become unusual.

The very smallest nuts are known as micronuts and may be made of brass or other metal, and typically have their wires soldered into them, instead of looped through drilled holes. They are mostly used in aid climbing, and their value as protection, arresting a climber's fall, is marginal due to their low breaking strength, and the tiny surface area (the HB 0 measures about 4 x 7 x 2.5 mm) in contact with the rock, though this can be offset by placing several micronuts at a time. Other names used include RPs (the brand name of the first commercially available micronuts) and brassies. They are available from several manufacturers in a variety of styles.

British climbers in the 1950s and 1960s were the first to use nuts as climbing protection. In addition to using pitons, they picked up machine nuts from the side of railway tracks, climbed with them in their pockets, and used them as artificial chocks. This developed to the point where they drilled the thread from the middle, threaded them with slings, and used them in cracks.

In 1972, when clean climbing became an issue in the US, Yvon Chouinard began manufacturing chocks made specifically for rock climbing, with the familiar wedge shape still in use today. With Tom Frost, Chouinard invented a larger, six-sided nut called a Hexentric or hex. Prominent climbers like Henry Barber and John Stannard helped popularize the use of nuts, especially after it was discovered that a nut was lighter and easier to place and remove while climbing, as well as being at least as secure as a well-placed piton, and less damaging to the rock.

Nuts are available in different shapes to help the climber find the best fit for a given crack. Curved nuts have a concave face on one side and a convex face on the other. Larger nuts can be placed in either of two aspects (hexes in three aspects) to suit different-width cracks, with either the main faces or the sides in contact with the rock.

Nuts may be generically referred to as wires or stoppers, though "Stopper" is a brand name of a nut made by Black Diamond Equipment.

Nut (string instrument)

A nut, on a stringed musical instrument, is a small piece of hard material that supports the strings at the end closest to the headstock or scroll. The nut marks one end of the vibrating length of each open string, sets the spacing of the strings across the neck, and usually holds the strings at the proper height from the fingerboard. Along with the bridge, the nut defines the vibrating lengths (scale lengths) of the open strings.

Image:Violin_Nut_1.jpg| Violin Image:Mandolin_nut.jpg| Mandolin Image:Guitar_nut.jpg| Guitar Image:Qian Jin.jpg| Erhu Music Man Bongo 5 Head Front.jpg|Compensated nut on Music Man Bongo 5 bass guitar

The nut may be made of ebony, ivory, cow bone, brass, Corian or plastic, and is usually notched or grooved for the strings. The grooves are designed to lead the string from the fingerboard to the headstock or pegbox in a smooth curve, to prevent damage to the strings or their windings. Bowed string instruments in particular benefit from an application of soft pencil graphite in the notches of the nut, to preserve the delicate flat windings of their strings.

Nut (hardware)

A nut is a type of fastener with a threaded hole. Nuts are almost always used in conjunction with a mating bolt to fasten two or more parts together. The two partners are kept together by a combination of their threads' friction, a slight stretching of the bolt, and compression of the parts to be held together.

In applications where vibration or rotation may work a nut loose, various locking mechanisms may be employed: lock washers, jam nuts, specialist adhesive thread-locking fluid such as Loctite, safety pins ( split pins) or lockwire in conjunction with castellated nuts, nylon inserts ( Nyloc nut), or slightly oval-shaped threads.

The most common shape is hexagonal, for similar reasons as the bolt head - 6 sides give a good granularity of angles for a tool to approach from (good in tight spots), but more (and smaller) corners would be vulnerable to being rounded off. It takes only 1/6th of a rotation to obtain the next side of the hexagon and grip is optimal. However polygons with more than 6 sides do not give the requisite grip and polygons with fewer than 6 sides take more time to be given a complete rotation. Other specialized shapes exist for certain needs, such as wingnuts for finger adjustment and captive nuts (e.g. cage nuts) for inaccessible areas.

A wide variety of nuts exists, from household hardware versions to specialized industry-specific designs that are engineered to meet various technical standards. Fasteners used in automotive, engineering, and industrial applications usually need to be tightened to a specific torque setting, using a torque wrench. Nuts are graded with strength ratings compatible with their respective bolts; for example, an ISO property class 10 nut will be able to support the bolt proof strength load of an ISO property class 10.9 bolt without stripping. Likewise, an SAE class 5 nut can support the proof load of an SAE class 5 bolt, and so on.

Usage examples of "nut".

Id like to reiterate my earlier claim about radio being the most visual medium available to advertisers and to 212 Nuts and Bolts recall the discussion of visual storyboards--a staple in the creation of television conimerciaLs--as a means of developing a radio campaign.

Nuts and Bolts Am I opposed to yellow page advertising for start up marketers?

The requisites for chewing are: a small piece of areca nut, a leaf of the Sirih or betel pepper, a little moistened lime, and, if you wish to be very luxurious, a paste made of spices.

Every runner I know would give their right nut to work with Argent, and half the cred involved.

The cafe still serves breakfast all day, but the quiche on the menu is as likely to contain porta bello mushrooms as cheddar cheese, the bread is homemade, thick, and filled with goodies like wheat germ and nuts, and the lunch sandwiches are served on baguettes with avocado slices and bean sprouts.

Because the Talmud says when you mourn the dead you get ten Jewish men who come to the home of the deceased, not eight or seven or four, butten men, and you sit and you pray, and you hold services, and you light theyorzeit candles, and you recite thekaddish which as every intelligent life-form in the Cluster except maybe a nut butterfly knows, is the prayer for the dead, in honor and praise of God and the deceased.

The indigenous cashew nut may replace the peanut in some Brazilian versions.

As with the vatapa recipe that follows, it need only be accompanied by rice and a simple vegetable or salad, and is more flavorful if the nut butter, either peanut or cashew, is blended rather than bought.

A whole fish smothered with a sauce of cashew nuts and coconut, not to mention a pound of fresh shrimp, renders the dish a spectacular centerpiece to any meal.

Grijpstra liked nuts, especially cashew nuts which he sometimes bought in small tins.

I added rice, and opened plastic tubs of sun-dried tomatoes, green olives, olive oil, and cashew nuts.

Macklin swung into the saddle, reining back the chest- nut as Cissy climbed onto the roan.

Beyond the boundaries of her place lay the cutlery to be shared: the suckett forks, condiment spoons, Sugar shells, mote spoons, pickle forks, butter picks, nut picks, cheese scoops, horseradish spoons, and various others, not to be confused with the soup ladles, fish slicers, jelly servers, snuff spoons, and wick scissors to be wielded by the servants.

I got was sauteed valmin and creamed sinrows mixed with unsalted nuts, tessin soup and dreff salad, baked gimels and glazed finfaws.

Besides, Santini had wanted to see if he could get any information about the nut cult from the regular drunks and druggies who called Pioneer Square home.