gut out

1 of 2

transitive verb

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

gut out

2 of 2

verb

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to gutter and go out

Word History

Etymology

Transitive verb

gut entry 2 + out

Verb

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

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“Gut out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gut%20out. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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