- 1 (Agriculture, Botany, Cookery)a hard o tough nut (British English) [colloquial]fruto (masculine) seco((nuez, almendra, avellana etc))a hard o tough nut to crackun tipo duro [colloquial]un hueso duro de roerun problema difícil de resolver(before noun) (cutlet/loaf)de frutos secosExample sentences
- Rural people are allowed to collect medicinal herbs, mushroom and fungi, edible vegetables, wild nuts, and fruits from forests.
- The nut's hard ash-coloured shell contains toxic substances similar to what is found in poison ivy and poison oak.
- The fruit of this tree is a nut and is edible if roasted.
- We would not be restricted to salad vegetables, fruits and nuts, milk, raw fish, and steak tartare.
- The nuts, olives and breadsticks are a nice touch.
- Steer clear of digestion-challenging fatty foods, including butter, cream, olive oil, crisps and nuts.
- 2 (Technology) nuts and boltsthe nuts and bolts (of something)the nuts and bolts of accountingtuercas y tornilloslas bases or los elementos básicos de contabilidadExample sentences
- It is a question that applies also to threads in metal, such as bolts and nuts and screw fasteners.
- They ranged from the production of brass and other non-ferrous metals to screws, nuts, bolts, chains and anchors, pins, and jewellery.
- The deck is fiberglass composite with balsa wood core and is securely fastened with nuts, bolts, and washers to the inward hull flange.
- 3 [colloquial] 3.1 (crazy person)3.2 (fanatic) See examples:a baseball/an opera nutchiflado, (-da) (masculine, feminine) [colloquial]a punctuality nutun fanático or (Spain) [colloquial] un forofo del béisbol/de la óperaun fanático or un maniático de la puntualidadExample sentences
- Well I don't know about that but if some religious nut, er, enthusiast wants me to be happy well, it's better than penile enhancement promos.
- Not every person who is pro-war or anti-gun control is a pro-life, anti-gay religious nut.
- As a professional nude nut however, Tim was faced with a dilemma.
- I got up this morning and was moving around like a crazy nut.
- He's such a crazy nut, he would've done the naked pics for each team had he been there.
- Then more whacko tourists would inundate their pristine land of home-grown nuts and fruitcakes.
- 4 (head)(British English) [colloquial]off one's nut (crazy, reckless)(angry) See examples: she went off her nut when I told hermal del coco [colloquial]to do one's nut (British English)se puso como un basilisco or se puso histérica cuando se lo dije [colloquial]
- 5also: nuts plural(testicles) [vulgar]huevos (masculine plural) [vulgar]pelotas (feminine plural) (Southern Cone) [vulgar]tanates (masculine plural) (Mexico) [vulgar]
transitive verb -tt-
- (British English) [colloquial]darle un cabezazo aExample sentences
- One of them grabbed my hand, so I pulled it away and he pushed me against a wall, and then he nutted me and I fell to the floor.
- I could nut him and put him down, or keep negotiating and calming him.
- I went up for the ball and got there first but one of their lads just nutted me in the wrong place.
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