Phrasal Verbs

nut out

This page is about the phrasal verb nut out

American English


If you nut something out, you solve a problem or you calculate something.


work out, figure out

For example

  • nut out sth We're having a meeting with the marketing department to nut out the best way to promote the new model.

  • nut sth out It's a tough problem, but we've got a better chance of nutting it out if we work on it together.

Possibly derived from the informal use of the word "nut" to mean "head".


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

Let's get together one night this week so we can nut out

a. some cans of beer

b. some possible solutions

c. some cute girls

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