Gut definitions

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The definition of gut is courage or strength.

An example of gut is an abused woman fighting back against her abuser; the woman has guts.

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Gut means to remove the internal parts of someone or something.

An example of gut is slicing a fish's belly open and removing the intestines.

An example of gut is to destroy the interior of a building.

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Gut is defined as the intestines or belly, or the cord made from animal intestines.

An example of gut is when someone gets punched in the stomach; they are punched in the gut.

An example of gut is the material from which violin and cello strings are made.

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Courage; fortitude.

It takes guts to be a rock climber.

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A gut course.
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A narrow passage or channel.
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The digestive tract or a portion thereof, especially the intestine or stomach.
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The embryonic digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, the midgut, and the hindgut.
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The bowels or entrails; viscera.
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Innermost emotional or visceral response.

She felt in her gut that he was guilty.

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The inner or essential parts.
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Thin, tough cord made from the intestines of animals, usually sheep, used as strings for musical instruments or as surgical sutures.
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Fibrous material taken from the silk gland of a silkworm before it spins a cocoon, used for fishing tackle.
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The central, lengthwise portion of a playing area.
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The players occupying this space.

The fullback ran up the gut of the defense.

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To remove the intestines or entrails of; eviscerate.
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To extract essential or major parts of.

Gut a manuscript.

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To destroy the interior of.

Fire gutted the house.

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To reduce or destroy the effectiveness of.

A stipulation added at the last minute gutted the ordinance.

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Arousing or involving basic emotions; visceral.
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Grand unified theory.
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All or part of the alimentary canal, esp. the intestines.
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Tough cord made from animal intestines, used for violin strings, surgical sutures, etc.; catgut.
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The little bag of silk removed from a silkworm before it has spun its cocoon: made into strong cord for use in fishing tackle.
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A narrow passage or gully, as of a stream or path.
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The basic, inner or deeper parts.
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The bowels; entrails.
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The stomach or belly.
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Daring, courage, perseverance, vigor, etc.
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Impudence; effrontery.
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Power or force.
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To remove the intestines from; eviscerate.
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To destroy the interior of, as by fire.
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Urgent and basic or fundamental.

The gut issues of a campaign.

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Easy; simple.

A gut course in college.

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Based on intuition, instinct, or emotion rather than careful consideration.

A gut feeling, gut reaction.

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The digestive tract or a portion thereof, especially the intestine or stomach.
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The embryonic digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, the midgut, and the hindgut.
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The bowels or entrails; viscera.
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To remove the intestines or entrails of; eviscerate.
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The intestine of a vertebrate animal.
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The alimentary canal of an invertebrate animal.
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The tube in a vertebrate embryo that later develops into the alimentary canal, lungs, and liver.
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Abbreviation of grand unified theory.
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The alimentary canal, especially the intestine.
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(informal) The abdomen of a person, especially one that is enlarged.

Beer gut.

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(uncountable) The intestines of an animal used to make strings of a tennis racket or violin, etc.
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A person's emotional, visceral self.

I have a funny feeling in my gut.

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(in the plural) The essential, core parts.

He knew all about the guts of the business, how things actually get done.

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(in the plural) Ability and will to face up to adversity or unpleasantness.

It took a lot of guts to admit to using banned substances on television.

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(informal) A gut course.

You should take Intro Astronomy: it's a gut.

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A narrow passage of water.

The Gut of Canso.

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The sac of silk taken from a silkworm when ready to spin its cocoon, for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. When dry, it is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fishing line.
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To remove or destroy the most important parts of.

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Made of gut, e.g., a violin with gut strings.
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Instinctive, e.g., a gut reaction.
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Origin of gut

From Middle English gut, gutte, gotte, from Old English gutt (usually in plural guttas (“guts, entrails”)), from Proto-Germanic *gut-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeud- (“to pour”). Related to English gote (“drain”), Old English ġēotan (“to pour”). More at gote, yote.