Definition of nuts in English:

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Pronunciation: /nəts/


[predicative] informal
Insane: the way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts
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  • A couple of months ago I went a bit nuts researching what kind of digital piano to get for our house.
  • Our wives think we're nuts working long hours for such a small amount of money, but we love being here!
  • Every now and then we go nuts trying to explain what has to be done to connect to the Internet.


An expression of contempt or derision: keep up the good work, and nuts to everyone who doesn’t like it
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  • So nuts to you if you fix the sucker and then fail to get it working decently and have no choice but load Windows again.


be nuts about (or British on)

informal Like very much: I was nuts about him
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  • Gina had been a highly energetic kid, always jumping from soccer to basketball, baseball - whatever sport she was nuts about during the week.
  • Andrew, 33, is nuts about classic Harley Davidson motorcycles and little Harley is already following in his footsteps with her own quad bike.
  • I think they pushed them, but I don't think they were nuts about it.
infatuated with, devoted to, in love with, smitten with, enamored of, hot for, keen on
informal mad about, crazy about, nutty about, wild about, hooked on, gone on

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Syllabification: nuts

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