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gut

 (gŭt)
n.
1.
a. The digestive tract or a portion thereof, especially the intestine or stomach.
b. The embryonic digestive tube, consisting of the foregut, the midgut, and the hindgut.
c. guts The bowels or entrails; viscera.
2. Slang
a. Innermost emotional or visceral response: She felt in her gut that he was guilty.
b. guts The inner or essential parts: "The best part of a good car ... is its guts" (Leigh Allison Wilson).
3. guts Slang Courage; fortitude: It takes guts to be a rock climber.
4. Slang A gut course.
5.
a. Thin, tough cord made from the intestines of animals, usually sheep, used as strings for musical instruments or as surgical sutures.
b. Fibrous material taken from the silk gland of a silkworm before it spins a cocoon, used for fishing tackle.
6. A narrow passage or channel.
7. Sports
a. The central, lengthwise portion of a playing area.
b. The players occupying this space: The fullback ran up the gut of the defense.
tr.v. gut·ted, gut·ting, guts
1. To remove the intestines or entrails of; eviscerate.
2. To extract essential or major parts of: gut a manuscript.
3. To destroy the interior of: Fire gutted the house.
4. To reduce or destroy the effectiveness of: A stipulation added at the last minute gutted the ordinance.
adj. Slang
Arousing or involving basic emotions; visceral: "Conservationism is a gut issue in the West" (Saturday Review).
Idiom:
gut it out Slang
To show pluck and perseverance in the face of opposition or adversity.

[From Middle English guttes, entrails, from Old English guttas; see gheu- in Indo-European roots.]

gut′ty adj.

GUT

abbr.
grand unified theory
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guts - fortitude and determinationguts - fortitude and determination; "he didn't have the guts to try it"
fortitude - strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Translations
أحْشاءشَجاعَه
odvahavnitřnosti
gåpåmodindvoldemod
bélbelsõségekmersz
hugrekkiinnyfli
pogum
cesaretiç organlaryüreklilik

gut

(gat) noun
1. the tube in the lower part of the body through which food passes.
2. a strong thread made from the gut of an animal, used for violin strings etc.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈgutted
1. to take the guts out of. Her job was to gut fish.
2. to destroy completely, except for the outer frame. The fire gutted the house.
guts noun plural
1. the gut, liver, kidneys etc.
2. courage. He's got a lot of guts.
References in classic literature ?
He had a large pair of bellows, with a long slender muzzle of ivory: this he conveyed eight inches up the anus, and drawing in the wind, he affirmed he could make the guts as lank as a dried bladder.
They feed upon raw cow's flesh; when they kill a cow, they keep the blood to rub their bodies with, and wear the guts about their necks for ornaments, which they afterwards give to their wives.
Her two lacqueys ran to rise her up, and the alcalde and the alguacils did the same; the Guadalajara gate was all in commotion -I mean the idlers congregated there; my mistress came back on foot, and my husband hurried away to a barber's shop protesting that he was run right through the guts.
You can't escape now, even if you digested with the pope's guts.
And as for thy other rash threat, thou hast not the guts to put thy wishes into deeds, thou craven coward, for well ye know that Simon de Montfort would cut out thy foul heart with his own hand if he ever suspected thou wert guilty of speaking of such to me, his daughter.
It's guts, and magazines have no use for that particular commodity.
Smash 'im, Jimmie, kick deh damn guts out of 'im," yelled Pete, the lad with the chronic sneer, in tones of delight.
And as he marked Cabbage-eater running away, he fell on the steep bank, yet even so did not cease fighting but smote that other so that he fell and did not rise again; and the lake was dyed with red blood as he lay outstretched along the shore, pierced through the guts and shining flanks.
It takes guts to shoot a man, and you sure ain't got them.
And now a matter of some difficulty arose; and this was how his lordship himself should be conveyed; for though in stage-coaches, where passengers are properly considered as so much luggage, the ingenious coachman stows half a dozen with perfect ease into the place of four; for well he contrives that the fat hostess, or well-fed alderman, may take up no more room than the slim miss, or taper master; it being the nature of guts, when well squeezed, to give way, and to lie in a narrow compass; yet in these vehicles, which are called, for distinction's sake, gentlemen's coaches, though they are often larger than the others, this method of packing is never attempted.
And I shall know that I must die, at sea most likely, cease crawling of myself to be all a-crawl with the corruption of the sea; to be fed upon, to be carrion, to yield up all the strength and movement of my muscles that it may become strength and movement in fin and scale and the guts of fishes.
No, I just stood over him, with the revolver in both hands, feeling the chambers with my thumb; and as I stood he stabbed at me; but I stepped back to that one, and brought him down with a bullet in his guts.