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gut

noun \ ˈgət \

Definition of gut

1 a (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 stomach
d :catgut
2 guts plural :the inner essential parts
  • the guts of a car
3 :a narrow passage; also :a narrow waterway or small creek
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 guts plural :fortitude and stamina in coping with what alarms, repels, or discourages :courage, pluck
  • had the guts to run for public office

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.

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Origin and Etymology of gut

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


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gut

verb

Definition of gut

gutted; gutting
transitive verb
1 a :eviscerate
b :to extract all the essential passages or portions from
2 a :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.

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Origin and Etymology of gut

see 1gut

gut Synonyms

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms


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gut

adjective

Definition of gut

1 :arising from one's inmost self :visceral
  • a gut reaction
2 :having strong impact or immediate relevance
  • gut issues

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Origin and Etymology of gut

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GUT

abbreviation

Definition of GUT

grand unified theory; grand unification theory


GUT Defined for English Language Learners

gut

noun

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


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


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

noun \ ˈgət \

Definition of gut for Students

1 :the inner parts of an animal
  • a frog's guts
2 :a person's stomach :belly
3 :the digestive tract or a part of it (as the intestine)
4 :the inner parts
  • the guts of the machine
5 :catgut
6 guts plural :courage

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gut

verb

Definition of gut for Students

gutted; gutting
1 :to remove the inner organs from
  • gut a fish
2 :to destroy the inside of
  • Fire gutted the building.

Medical Dictionary

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gut

noun \ ˈgət \

medical Definition of gut

1 a :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 :catgut

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gut

transitive verb

medical Definition of gut

gutted; gutting
:to take out the bowels of :eviscerate


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