Definition of gut out

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to remove in the process of gutting the forests were gutted out and mined in the same fashion as the minerals— Lewis Mumford

gut out


Definition of gut out (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to snuff out burned so feebly and was so quickly gutted out— Van Wyck Brooks

intransitive verb

: to gutter and go out

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History and Etymology for gut out

Transitive verb

gut entry 2 + out


probably alteration (influenced by gut out entry 1) of gutter out

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“Gut out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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