put+in+a+nutshell

  • 1 (put something) in a nutshell — (put sth) in a nutshell idiom (to say or express sth) in a very clear way, using few words • To put it in a nutshell, we re bankrupt. Main entry: ↑nutshellidiom …

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  • 2 put — [ put ] (past tense and past participle put) verb transitive *** ▸ 1 move something to position ▸ 2 cause to be in situation ▸ 3 write/print something ▸ 4 make someone go to place ▸ 5 give position on list ▸ 6 build/place somewhere ▸ 7 express in …

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  • 3 nutshell — n. (colloq.) brief form in a nutshell (to put smt. in a nutshell) ( to state smt. very succinctly ) * * * [ nʌtʃel] (colloq.) [ brief form ] in a nutshell ( to state smt. very succinctly ; to put smt. in a nutshell) …

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  • 4 put smth in a nutshell — • the long and the short of it • to cut a long story short • to put smth in a nutshell (from Idioms in Speech) the general result or effect; all that need be said; the upshot (in the fewest words possible, in short, in brief); the substance of… …

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  • 5 nutshell — noun (C) 1 (to put it) in a nutshell spoken used when you are stating the main facts about something in a short, clear way: To put it in a nutshell, the show was a total disaster. 2 the hard outer part of a nut …

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  • 6 put */*/*/ — UK [pʊt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms put : present tense I/you/we/they put he/she/it puts present participle putting past tense put past participle put 1) a) to move something to a particular position, especially using your hands She put… …

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  • 7 nutshell — nut|shell [ nʌt,ʃel ] noun count the hard shell around a nut in a nutshell SPOKEN used for saying that you are going to express something in a simple direct way: To put it in a nutshell, we lost the case …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 in a nutshell — adverb summed up briefly gave the facts in a nutshell just tell me the story in a nutshell explained the situation in a nutshell * * * adverb : in or within a small compass or limit : in a very brief statement : in a few words …

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  • 9 to put it in a nutshell — phrase used when you are going to explain a long or complicated idea, story etc in a quick and simple way Thesaurus: ways of explaining or clarifyinghyponym to make something easier to understandsynonym Main entry: put …

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  • 10 in a nutshell — something that you say when you are describing something using as few words as possible. Karen wants them to get married and buy a house and Mike wants them to carry on as they are and that, in a nutshell, is the problem. Well, to put it in a… …

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  • 11 in a nutshell — spoken used for saying that you are going to express something in a simple direct way To put it in a nutshell, we lost the case …

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  • 12 to put it in a nutshell — used when you are going to explain a long or complicated idea, story etc in a quick and simple way …

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  • 13 trim — v 1. clip, snip, nip, prune, pare; cut, bob, crop, shingle; shear, shave, fleece, pollard, poll, scalp, cut down to the quick; neaten, even up; shape, form, fashion, sculpt, sculp, sculpture. 2.Often trim off dock, bobtail, lop, chop, hack, cut… …

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  • 14 digest — [n] abridgement of something written abstract, aperçu, brief, compendium, condensation, epitome, pandect, précis, résumé, short form, sketch, summary, survey, syllabus, sylloge, synopsis; concept 271 Ant. unabridgement digest [v1] assimilate food …

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  • 15 simplify — [v] make easy, intelligible abridge, analyze, boil down, break down, break it down, chasten, clarify, clean it up*, clean up, clear up, cut down, cut the frills*, decipher, disentangle, disinvolve, draw a picture*, elucidate, explain, facilitate …

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  • 16 Paulo Francis — Franz Paul Trannin da Matta Heilborn, also known as Paulo Francis, (Rio de Janeiro, September 2, 1930–New York, February 4, 1997), was a Brazilian journalist, political pundit, novelist and critic.A controversial personality, Francis became a… …

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  • 17 Darwin , Charles Robert — (1809–1882) British naturalist Darwin, who was born in Shrewsbury, began his university education by studying medicine at Edinburgh (1825), but finding he had no taste for the subject he entered Cambridge University to prepare for the Church. At… …

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  • 18 summarize — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. prune down, cut back, sum, cipher, abstract, skim over, review, count up, compile, shorten, paraphrase, memory up*, put in a nutshell*; see also decrease 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. run down briefly, encapsulate,… …

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  • 19 sum — I. n. 1. Aggregate amount, total, totality, the whole, sum total, gross amount. 2. Quantity of money, any amount. 3. Summary, compendium, amount, substance, sum and substance. 4. Height, completion, summit, acme. 5. Question (in arithmetic),… …

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  • 20 abridge — verb she was hired to abridge the works of Shakespeare for a children s book club Syn: shorten, cut, cut short, cut down, curtail, truncate, trim, crop, clip, pare down, prune; abbreviate, condense, contract, compress, reduce, decrease, shrink …

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