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gut

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
gutgut1 /ɡʌt/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 gut reaction/feeling/instinct2 guts3 inside your body a) guts [plural]HBA all the organs in someone’s body, especially when they have come out of their body 🔊 There were blood and guts all over the place. b) HBA[countable] the tube through which food passes from your stomach syn intestine 🔊 It can take 72 hours for food to pass through the gut.4 stomach [countable] informal someone’s stomach, especially when it is large syn belly 🔊 He felt as if someone had just kicked him in the gut. 🔊 Phil has a huge beer gut (=unattractive fat stomach caused by drinking too much beer).5 string [uncountable]DT a type of strong string made from the intestine of an animal, and used for musical instruments such as violins catgut6 guts7 guts8 work/sweat your guts out9 at gut level10 I’ll have somebody’s guts for garters blood-and-guts, → bust a gut at bust1(3), → hate somebody’s guts at hate1(2), → spill your guts at spill1(4)
Examples from the Corpus
gutHector said forcefully and directly to my father, making my guts jump.He hit me right in the gut.The sterilisation of the gut by the washout can even prevent the cleavage.We can follow gastrulation in the early development of the sea-urchin and actually see the gut forming.Like jellyfish, they have only one opening to their gut through which they both take in food and eject waste.But for those with guts, some of the highest yields around can be found here -- and even an occasional windfall.beer gutAt only seventeen, Lonny already had the beginnings of a beer gut.His beer gut was popping the buttons on his shirt.
Related topics: Cooking
gutgut2 verb (gutted, gutting) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 BURNto completely destroy the inside of a building, especially by fire 🔊 The building was gutted by fire. Grammar Gut is often passive in this meaning.2 DFCto remove the organs from inside a fish or animal in order to prepare it for cooking3 REMOVEto change something by removing some of the most important or central parts gutted
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Examples from the Corpus
gutWinding down I gave a firm strike only to find that I had missed the take, I was gutted.Gut and clean all the fish before cooking.Now they've been given a derelict school building, gutted by fire, for their new community association.The hotel which had been gutted by fire last year, re-opened for business during August.The Sunday night fire gutted St. Mary's church.Democrats have gutted the anti-crime bill.Passage came after two amendments to gut the bill were defeated.When I came back from fishing yesterday you were beside me in the lean-to gutting the catch with me.
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Verb table
gut
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygut
he, she, itguts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygutted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gutted
he, she, ithas gutted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gutted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gut
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gutted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gutting
he, she, itis gutting
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you, we, theyare gutting
Past
I, he, she, itwas gutting
you, we, theywere gutting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gutting
he, she, ithas been gutting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gutting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gutting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gutting
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