[ guht ]
/ gʌt /
the alimentary canal, especially between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it.Compare foregut, midgut, hindgut.
- 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.
the belly; stomach; abdomen.
the substance forming the case of the intestine; intestinal tissue or fiber: sheep's gut.
a preparation of the intestines of an animal, used for various purposes, as for violin strings, tennis rackets, or fishing lines.
the silken substance taken from a silkworm killed when about to spin its cocoon, used in making snells for fishhooks.
a narrow passage, as a channel of water or a defile between hills.
Slang. a gut course.
verb (used with object), gut·ted, gut·ting.
to take out the guts or entrails of; disembowel.
to destroy the interior of: Fire gutted the building.
to plunder (a house, city, etc.) of contents: Invaders gutted the village.
to remove the vital or essential parts from: The prisoner's letters were gutted by heavy censorship.
- basic or essential: to discuss the gut issues.
- based on instincts or emotions: a gut reaction; gut decisions.
Words nearby gut
Idioms for gut
spill one's guts, Slang. to tell all; lay oneself bare: the famous star spills his guts in his autobiography.
Origin of gut
before 1000; Middle English gut, guttes (plural), Old English guttas (plural), akin to gēotan to pour
SYNONYMS FOR gut
OTHER WORDS FROM gutgut·like, adjectiveun·gut·ted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spill one's guts (1 of 2)
/ (ɡʌt) /
n acronym for
grand unified theory
British Dictionary definitions for spill one's guts (2 of 2)
/ (ɡʌt) /
- the lower part of the alimentary canal; intestine
- the entire alimentary canalRelated adjective: visceral
(often plural) the bowels or entrails, esp of an animal
slang the belly; paunch
a silky fibrous substance extracted from silkworms, used in the manufacture of fishing tackle
a narrow channel or passage
(plural) informal courage, willpower, or daring; forcefulness
(plural) informal the essential partthe guts of a problem
bust a gut informal to make an intense effort
have someone's guts for garters informal to be extremely angry with someone
hate a person's guts informal to dislike a person very strongly
sweat one's guts out or work one's guts out informal to work very hard
verb guts, gutting or gutted (tr)
to remove the entrails from (fish, etc)
(esp of fire) to destroy the inside of (a building)
to plunder; despoilthe raiders gutted the city
to take out the central points of (an article), esp in summary form
informal arising from or characterized by what is basic, essential, or naturala gut problem; a gut reaction
Derived forms of gutgutlike, adjective
Word Origin for gut
Old English gutt; related to gēotan to flow; see fusion
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Medicine definitions for spill one's guts
[ gŭt ]
The alimentary canal or a portion thereof, especially the intestine or stomach.
The embryonic digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, the midgut, and the hindgut.
guts The bowels; entrails; viscera.
A thin, tough cord made from the intestines of animals, usually sheep, used as suture material in surgery.
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Science definitions for spill one's guts (1 of 2)
[ gŭt ]
The intestine of a vertebrate animal.
The alimentary canal of an invertebrate animal.
The tube in a vertebrate embryo that later develops into the alimentary canal, lungs, and liver.
Science definitions for spill one's guts (2 of 2)
Abbreviation of grand unified theory See unified field theory.
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Idioms and Phrases with spill one's guts
In addition to the idiom beginning with gut
- gut it out
- bust a gut
- hate someone's guts
- have the guts
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