gut–wrenching

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adjective gut–wrench·ing \ˈgət-ˌren-chiŋ\

Definition of gut–wrenching

  1. :  causing mental or emotional anguish

1972

First Known Use of gut–wrenching

1972


GUT–WRENCHING Defined for English Language Learners

gut–wrenching

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adjective gut–wrench·ing \ˈgət-ˌren-chiŋ\

Definition of gut–wrenching for English Language Learners

  • : causing great mental or emotional pain


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