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gutnoun [C/U]

 us   /ɡʌt/

gut noun [C/U] (STOMACH)

the ​bowels or the ​stomach: [U] I had a ​feeling of ​sicknessdeep in the gut. Your gut is also the ​frontpart of ​yourbody near the ​waist: [C usually sing] He’d ​added a few ​extrapounds to his gut. The guts of a ​machine are ​itsinner, ​necessaryparts: [pl] The ​frontpanel was ​attached to the guts of the ​unit by three color-coded ​wires.

gutadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɡʌt/

gut adjective [not gradable] (FEELING)

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

gutverb [T]

 us   /ɡʌt/ (-tt-)

gut verb [T] (DESTROY)

to ​destroy or ​remove the inside ​parts of a ​building: The ​warehouse was gutted – only the ​charredwallsremained.
(Definition of gut from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"gut" in British English

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uk   us   /ɡʌt/

gut noun (BOWELS)

[C] the ​longtube in the ​body of a ​person or ​animal, through which ​foodmoves during the ​process of ​digestingfood: Meat ​stays in the gut ​longer than ​vegetablematter. [C] informal a person's ​stomach when it is ​extremelylarge: He's got a ​huge beer gut (= ​largestomachcaused by ​drinkingbeer).guts C2 [plural] bowels: My guts ​hurt. He got a ​knife in the guts. [U] a ​strongthread made from an animal's ​bowels used, ​especially in the past, for making ​musicalinstruments and ​sports rackets

gut noun (FEELING)

gut feeling/reaction informal a ​strongbelief 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's gut informal a way of ​deciding what should be done or what is ​right, that is ​based on how someone ​feelsrather than ​thinking about ​reasons: My ​head said that I should go but my gut said I should ​stay. I went with my gut and ​chose Sarah to ​lead the ​team.

gut noun (BRAVERY)

guts B2 [plural] informal courage in ​dealing with ​danger or ​uncertainty: [+ to infinitive] It ​takes a lot of guts toadmit to so many ​people that you've made a ​mistake.

gutverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡʌt/ (-tt-)

gut verb [T] (EMPTY A BUILDING)

to ​destroy the inside of a ​buildingcompletely, usually by ​fire: A ​fire gutted the ​bookshop last ​week. to ​remove the inside ​parts and ​contents of a ​building, usually so that it can be ​decorated in a ​completely new way

gut verb [T] (REMOVE ORGANS)

to ​remove the innerorgans of an ​animal, ​especially in ​preparation for ​eating it: She gutted the ​fish and ​cut off ​theirheads.
(Definition of gut from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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