the guts of the fish
the guts of a machine
the guts of a business deal
That decision took a lot of guts.
I didn't have the guts to do it. Verb
The salmon is already gutted and filleted.
Critics claim that these reforms will gut the law. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Get up and leave, if that’s what your gut tells you to do.
Lizzy Acker, oregonlive, 29 Nov. 2022 And after reading all the above, your gut should give you the answer to whether or not your wedding nerves are just typical jitters.
Sara Kuburic, USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2022 There are several reasons that your gut lining breaks down during prolonged exercise.
Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 18 Nov. 2022 There are no butterflies fluttering through my gut.
Jessica Leon, EW.com, 14 Nov. 2022 Probably, but my gut tells me that seven points is far too many for a Los Angeles offense that has shown glimpses of quality this season.
Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 13 Nov. 2022 Seven games into his head coaching career, the Lakers’ Darvin Ham wisely trusts his gut.Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2022 These non-starchy veggies are low in calories and also in carbohydrates, but are packed with vitamins and minerals, especially fiber to help your gut stay regular.
Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 1 Nov. 2022 The ‘hammer-like’ punches caused visible pain and Houdini stopped Whitehead in mid-blow on the third attempt to punch his gut.
Kerry J. Byrne, Fox News, 31 Oct. 2022
After the larvae fed on the bait, the essential oils inside caused neurotoxicity and mid-gut and tracheal damage, among other morphological changes not yet recorded in literature in larvae belonging to the Aedes mosquitospecies.
Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022 In one of the studies, Nagler and coworkers collected gut bacteria from the feces of healthy and milk-allergic babies and put those collections of microbes into the digestive tracts of germ-free mice.
Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, 23 May 2020 Some of this was simply a gut public-health reaction to the sudden spread of the virus.
Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Apr. 2020 But as their descriptions continue into more specific and graphic territory, that veneer quickly dissolves into unmistakable, gut-wrenching exploitation.
Andrew Unterberger, Billboard, 4 Mar. 2019 The researchers hope to better understand how gut bacteria protect their insect hosts.Popular Science, 5 Feb. 2020 Still, Hollywood fancies itself as a town that operates on gut instinct rather than algorithms, for better or for worse.
Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2020 Priorities can then be set on a sounder basis than gut instinct, sentimental appeal or the political clout of the people hurt or helped.The Economist, 16 Nov. 2019 That Hood was the latest Moda Center target, however, was especially gut-wrenching.oregonlive, 7 Dec. 2019
So yeah, this would gut the powers of this State Board of Education, most of whom are elected by the people of Ohio and give his office more oversight of education.
Laura Johnston, cleveland, 1 Dec. 2022 Or will Rodgers gut through his multiple injuries and try to keep the Packers’ playoff hopes alive?
Mike Hart, Journal Sentinel, 30 Nov. 2022 Probiotics nourish your digestive tract and gut health, which has a direct impact on immune function and strength.The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Nov. 2022 The court could end affirmative action, further gut the Voting Rights Act, give state legislatures the power to upend federal elections, further curb the power of the EPA and allow religious business owners to refuse service to LBGTQ customers.
Mary Ziegler, CNN, 22 Nov. 2022 How politicians gut the administrative state, pouring trillions into the military while tightening the relatively small budgets of land management agencies who were facing problems that were growing insurmountable.
Kyle Dickman, Outside Online, 13 July 2022 The construction project for Building 178 will require a major overhaul that will gut its three stories and restore its historic exterior to match the other buildings at Liberty Station.
Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Nov. 2022 On a train carriage deep in the Compagnie Forest, the French issue unwavering demands that will gut the German military and send the nation into an economic depression.Time, 2 Nov. 2022 The signs are there that the conservative majority on the court could use this case to gut Section 2 and severely limit what’s left of the law.
Kyle Whitmire, al, 4 Oct. 2022 See More
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Noun, Adjective, and Verb
Middle English, from Old English guttas, plural; probably akin to Old English gēotan to pour
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)