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Learner's definition of NUT  
: a small dry fruit with a hard shell that grows on trees, bushes, etc.
— see picture on this page
   b  : the inside part of a nut that is used as food
[count]  : a piece of metal that has a hole through it so that it can be screwed onto a bolt or screw
— see picture at carpentrysee also lug nut, wing nut
informal [count] 
: a crazy or strange person
   b  : a person who is very interested in or enthusiastic about something
nuts [plural]informal + impolite  : a man's testicles

a hard/tough nut (to crack)

: a person or thing that is difficult to deal with, understand, or influence

nuts and bolts

: the basic parts or details of an activity, job, etc.

soup to nuts

— see 1soup

— nutlike

/ˈnʌtˌlaɪk/adjective,[more nutlike; most nutlike]
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