plural of gut
The entrails or contents of the abdomen.
“It must have taken some guts to speak in front of that audience.”
“She doesn’t take any nonsense from anyone—she’s got guts.”
“His speech had no guts in it.”
The essential, core parts.
“He knew all about the guts of the business, how things actually get done.”
One’s innermost feelings.
“If you need someone to spill your guts out to, I’m here.”
To show determination or courage (especially in the combination guts out).
“He gutsed out a 6-1 win.”
The alimentary canal, especially the intestine.
The abdomen of a person, especially one that is enlarged
The intestines of an animal used to make strings of a tennis racket or violin, etc.
A person’s emotional, visceral self.
“I have a funny feeling in my gut.”
A class that is not demanding or challenging.
“You should take Intro Astronomy: it’s a gut.”
A narrow passage of water.
“the Gut of Canso”
The sac of silk taken from a silkworm when ready to spin its cocoon, for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. When dry, it is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fishing line.
“The fisherman guts the fish before cooking them.”
“The lioness gutted her prey.”
To remove or destroy the most important parts of.
“Fire gutted the building.”
“Congress gutted the welfare bill.”
Made of gut, e.g., a violin with gut strings
Instinctive, e.g., a gut reaction
the stomach or belly
“the terrible pain in his gut”
the lower alimentary canal or a part of this; the intestine
“microbes which naturally live in the human gut”
entrails that have been removed or exposed in violence or by a butcher.
a fat stomach.
the inner parts or essence of something
“the guts of a modern computer”
used to form names attributing negative characteristics to people
“what’s the matter with you, misery guts?”
used in reference to a feeling or reaction based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought
“trusting his gut instinct, he went ahead and made the call”
“I could feel it in my guts—he was out there, watching me”
“I had a gut feeling that something was wrong”
personal courage and determination; toughness of character
“he didn’t have the guts to tell the truth”
fibre made from the intestines of animals, used especially for violin or racket strings or for surgical use.
a narrow passage or strait.
remove the intestines and other internal organs from (a fish or other animal) before cooking it.
remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure)
“the fire gutted most of the factory”
cause (someone) to feel extremely upset or disappointed
“it guts me to think about what my mother and brother missed out on”