- 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.
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Idioms for gut
Origin of gut
OTHER WORDS FROM gutgutlike, adjectiveun·gut·ted, adjective
Definition for gut (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for gut
In the elevator, employees quietly chattered about the gutting of their paper.Inside the Purge at The Newark Star Ledger, The Paper That Makes Chris Christie Squirm|Olivia Nuzzi|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In June of last year, the most partisan court in the country, the Supreme Court, weighed in, gutting the Voting Rights Act.A Bipartisan Path to Fixing America’s Broken Elections|Michael Waldman|January 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Actor Cory Monteith's tragic death at age 31 is a gutting loss for countless reasons.
To meet their budget targets, European allies are gutting already eviscerated military budgets.
To his credit, Rinella seems to realize that gory accounts of gutting and killing animals may be of limited interest.
And as for your filthy green-weed soup, how should a Mulla-mulgar soil his thumbs with gutting fish?The Three Mulla-mulgars|Walter De La Mare
As a matter of fact, the gutting must have destroyed everything, but I did not mean to take any risks.A Floating Home|Cyril Ionides
He approached a woman who was gutting fish, and asked her to prepare one for him.The Romance of Names|Ernest Weekley
It is the custom to despise the quotational review—to dismiss is as mere “gutting.”The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd
Gutting a long straw, I extended the point towards the tail, and then traced a line across the leg to the belly.My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave|Henry M. Stanley
British Dictionary definitions for gut (1 of 2)
- the lower part of the alimentary canal; intestine
- the entire alimentary canalRelated adjective: visceral
verb guts, gutting or gutted (tr)
Derived forms of gutgutlike, adjective
Word Origin for gut
British Dictionary definitions for gut (2 of 2)
n acronym for
Medical definitions for gut
Scientific definitions for gut (1 of 2)
Scientific definitions for gut (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with gut
In addition to the idiom beginning with gut
- gut it out
- bust a gut
- hate someone's guts
- have the guts