Definition of nuts in English:

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Pronunciation: /nʌts/


Mad: the way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts
More example sentences
  • 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.


(often nuts to you (or him etc.) )
An expression of contempt or derision.
Example sentences
  • 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)

Like very much: I was nuts about him
More example sentences
  • 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.
very keen on, devoted to, infatuated with, in love with, smitten with, enamoured of, hot for;
enthusiastic, passionate, impassioned, ardent
informal mad, crazy, potty, wild, nutty, hooked on, gone on
British informal dotty, daft
North American informal nutso

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