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English definition of “gut”


noun (BOWELS)    /ɡʌt/
[U] the long tube in the body of a person or animal , through which food moves during the process of digesting food : Meat stays in the gut longer than vegetable matter .The digestive system [C] informal a person's stomach when it is extremely large : He's got a huge beer gut (= large stomach caused by drinking beer ).The human torso guts C2 [plural] bowels : My guts hurt . He got a knife in the guts.The digestive systemOther major organs gut feeling/reaction informal a strong belief about someone or something that cannot completely be explained and does not have to be decided by reasoning : I have a gut feeling that the relationship won't last.Predicting things and intuition [U] a strong thread made from an animal's bowels used, especially in the past, for making musical instruments and sports rackets Cords, ropes, cables and string
(Definition of gut noun (BOWELS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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