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gut

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noun \ˈgət\

Definition of gut

  1. 1a (1) :  bowels, entrails —usually used in plural <fish guts> (2) :  the basic visceral or emotional part of a person <She knew in her gut that he was lying.>b :  digestive tract; also :  part of the digestive tract and especially the intestine or stomachc :  belly, abdomend :  catgut

  2. 2 guts plural :  the inner essential parts <the guts of a car>

  3. 3 :  a narrow passage; also :  a narrow waterway or small creek

  4. 4 :  the sac of silk taken from a silkworm ready to spin its cocoon and drawn out into a thread for use as a snell

  5. 5 guts plural :  fortitude and stamina in coping with what alarms, repels, or discourages :  courage, pluck <had the guts to run for public office>

  6. 6 :  gut course

Examples of gut in a sentence

  1. the guts of the fish

  2. the guts of a machine

  3. the guts of a business deal

  4. That decision took a lot of guts.

  5. I didn't have the guts to do it.

Origin and Etymology of gut

Middle English, from Old English guttas, plural; probably akin to Old English gēotan to pour


First Known Use: before 12th century


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gut

verb

Definition of gut

gutted

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gutting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  eviscerateb :  to extract all the essential passages or portions from

  3. 2a :  to destroy the inside of <fire gutted the building>b :  to destroy the essential power or effectiveness of <inflation gutting the economy>

gut it out

Examples of gut in a sentence

  1. The salmon is already gutted and filleted.

  2. Critics claim that these reforms will gut the law.

Origin and Etymology of gut

see 1gut


First Known Use: 14th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


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gut

adjective

Definition of gut

  1. 1 :  arising from one's inmost self :  visceral <a gut reaction>

  2. 2 :  having strong impact or immediate relevance <gut issues>

Origin and Etymology of gut

see 1gut


First Known Use: 1964


GUT

abbreviation

Definition of GUT

  1. grand unified theory; grand unification theory



GUT Defined for English Language Learners

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gut

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noun \ˈgət\

Definition of gut for English Language Learners

  • guts : the internal organs of an animal

  • : the inside parts of something

  • : the most important parts of something


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gut

verb

Definition of gut for English Language Learners

  • : to remove the internal organs from (a fish or an animal)

  • : to destroy the inside of (a structure)

  • : to destroy the power of (something) : to make (something) no longer effective


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gut

adjective

Definition of gut for English Language Learners

  • : relating to or based on emotions : not based on logic or reason

  • : affecting people's emotions


GUT Defined for Kids

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gut

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noun \ˈgət\

Definition of gut for Students

  1. 1 :  the inner parts of an animal <a frog's guts>

  2. 2 :  a person's stomach :  belly

  3. 3 :  the digestive tract or a part of it (as the intestine)

  4. 4 :  the inner parts <the guts of the machine>

  5. 5 :  catgut

  6. 6 guts plural :  courage


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gut

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verb

Definition of gut for Students

gutted

gutting

  1. 1 :  to remove the inner organs from <gut a fish>

  2. 2 :  to destroy the inside of <Fire gutted the building.>


Medical Dictionary

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gut

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noun \ˈgət\

Medical Definition of gut

  1. 1a:  digestive tract; also :  part of the digestive tract and especially the intestine or stomach <the mix of bacteria making up the flora of the gut—W. E. Leary>b:  abdomen 1a, belly—usually used in plural; not often in formal use <his huge gut hung far below his belt—L. M. Uris>

  2. 2:  catgut


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gut

transitive verb

Medical Definition of gut

gutted

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gutting

  1. :  to take out the bowels of :  eviscerate



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