gut: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (gut), [key]
— n., v., adj. gut•ted, gut•ting,
- the alimentary canal, esp. between the pylorus and the anus, or some portion of it. Cf. foregut, midgut, hindgut.
- Climbing that cliff takes a lot of guts.
- 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.
- a gut course.
- to tell all; lay oneself bare: the famous star spills his guts in his autobiography.
- 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.
- to discuss the gut issues.
- basic or essential:to discuss the gut issues.
- based on instincts or emotions:a gut reaction; gut decisions.
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