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gut

noun [C/U]  us   /ɡʌt/

gut noun [C/U] (STOMACH)

the bowels or the stomach: [U] I had a feeling of sickness deep in the gut. Your gut is also the front part of your body near the waist: [C usually sing] He’d added a few extra pounds to his gut. The guts of a machine are its inner, necessary parts: [pl] The front panel was attached to the guts of the unit by three color-coded wires.

gut

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ɡʌt/

gut adjective [not gradable] (FEELING)

coming from or having to do with your emotions, not from thought: My gut reaction is we’d better not get involved.

gut

verb [T]  us   /ɡʌt/ (-tt-)

gut verb [T] (DESTROY)

to destroy or remove the inside parts of a building: The warehouse was gutted – only the charred walls remained.
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