(comparative more gutted, superlative most gutted)
- simple past tense and past participle of gut
- 1818: W. M. (William Marshall) Craig, Memoir of Her Majesty Sophia Charlotte, of Mecklenburg Strelitz, Queen of Great Britain, &c. &c. &c. shewing From faithful Representations and authentic Documents, that excellent lady to have been always as eminent for her virtues and accomplishments, as illustrious by her birth and high station...[full title stretches to 105 words in spite of the &cs]
- The mob collected in the neighbourhood of Moorfields, and attacked the School House, as well as some dwellings, belonging to Papists; which they completely gutted, burning even the floors and timber of the apartments.
- 2006: Stephen Edward Cresswell, Rednecks, Redeemers, And Race: Mississippi After Reconstruction, 1877-1917
- Many believed this provision gutted the new law, as Lowry appointed three very conservative men to the body.
- Past participle of to gut
- 1714: Joseph Addison, The Spectator No. 567: On Innuendos, Paper I. read in Anna Letitia Barbauld, Joseph Addison, Richard Steele, Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: With a Preliminary Essay: in three volumes: Vol. II. (1804)
- This way of writing was first of all introduced by T—m Br—wn, of facetious memory, who, after having gutted a proper name of all its intermediate vowels, used to plant it in his works, and make as free with it as he pleased, without any danger of the statute.
- 1751: Thomas Gordon, Richard Barron, A Cordial for Low Spirits, Being a Collection of Valuable Tracts by the Late Thomas Gordon Esq; The Second Edition, Vol 1
- For, not to mention that the Town would infallibly have been plundered, had not the Inhabitants gutted their Houses when they run away, it is certain that we have vanquished several great Guns, and brought them away Captives.
- 2006: Robert F. (EDT) Williams, State Constitutions for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: The Politics of State Constitutional Reform
- Sponsoring groups employed the constitutional initiative only after their proposals were twice blocked by gubernatorial vetoes and their successful statutory initiative was gutted by subsequent legislation.