- the bowels or entrails.
- Informal. courage and fortitude; nerve; determination; stamina: Climbing that cliff takes a lot of guts.
- the inner working parts of a machine or device: The mechanic had the guts of the refrigerator laid out on the kitchen floor.
verb (used with object), gut·ted, gut·ting.
- basic or essential: to discuss the gut issues.
- based on instincts or emotions: a gut reaction; gut decisions.
Origin of gut
Related formsgut·like, adjectiveun·gut·ted, adjective
Examples from the Web for gutted
Jimbo and I walked up its ramp and into the hull, which looked like the gutted inside of a school bus.
Inside, the seats were gutted and replaced with benches flanking the walls.
Of course, the U.S. Supreme Court, which gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act last year, could uphold the laws in principle.
As Ayotte noted, ousted Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych had “gutted the Ukrainian military.”Obama’s Nuclear Summit Aimed to Stop Terrorists. Now Putin’s the Issue.|Christopher Dickey, Jamie Dettmer, Nadette De Visser|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Union Jacks fluttered over the pawn shops and gutted houses.Welcome to Woolwich, Where English Terrorists Say Sorry While They Murder|Peter Pomerantsev|May 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The building, one of the newest and tallest in Delta, had been gutted by the flood.Hoofbeats on the Turnpike|Mildred A. Wirt
She felt an aching hollow as if she had been gutted like a butchered deer.Shaman|Robert Shea
He was unable to tear himself away from his gutted home but sat for hours under a tree hard by, pondering on his ill-fortune.Tales of Bengal|S. B. Banerjea
All but one wing of the ancient edifice to which the peasant took them was in ruins, gutted by fire.The Time Mirror|Clark South
He allowed the abbey to be gutted and plundered, not sparing even the sacred vessels.Owen Glyndwr and the Last Struggle for Welsh Independence|Arthur Granville Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for gutted (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for gutted (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for gutted (3 of 3)
- the lower part of the alimentary canal; intestine
- the entire alimentary canalRelated adjective: visceral
verb guts, gutting or gutted (tr)
Derived Formsgutlike, adjective
Word Origin for gut
Medicine definitions for gutted
Science definitions for gutted (1 of 2)
Science definitions for gutted (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with gutted
In addition to the idiom beginning with gut
- gut it out
- bust a gut
- hate someone's guts
- have the guts