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gut

noun [C/U]  /ɡʌt/ us  

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]  /ɡʌt/ us  

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]  /ɡʌt/ (-tt-) us  

gut verb [T] (DESTROY)

to destroy or remove the inside parts of a building: The warehouse was gutted – only the charred walls remained.
Translations of “gut”
in Spanish intestino, tripa, cuerda de tripa…
in French intestin, (corde de) boyau…
in German die Gedärme (pl.), der Darm…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腸, 消化道, 腸道,腸…
in Russian кишка…
in Turkish bağırsaklar, iç organlar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肠, 消化道, 肠道,肠…
in Polish jelito…
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