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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
gut
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
hate sb’s gutsinformal (= hate someone very much)
misery guts (=a name for someone like this)
▪ What’s the matter with you, misery guts?
sb's gut instinctinformal (= someone's first instinct)
▪ Her gut instinct about Jimmy had been right.
sb’s gut reactioninformal (= what they feel or decide immediately, before thinking)
▪ You must trust your gut reactions.
sweat blood/sweat your guts out (=work very hard)
▪ I sweated blood to get that report finished.
▪ We’ve been sweating our guts out here!
take courage/guts
It takes courage to admit you are wrong.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
feeling
▪ We worked on gut feeling and it was very difficult to control and manage all the development work because of the technology involved.
▪ Your gut feelings have gotten you this far; trust them.
▪ Intuitive A gut feeling based on superficial understanding and emotional preference.
▪ I had a gut feeling Eric was the right man for us and good value at the price.
▪ He says this to Eddie, who doesn't exactly deny the lawyer's gut feeling.
▪ Male speaker There's gut feeling amongst the officers on the ground that it may be drugs related.
▪ It was just a gut feeling, a sense of unease.
▪ But they do have a gut feeling that abortion is a moral issue.
instinct
▪ The old man's gut instincts had always been good.
▪ The staff member who received the flowers on this occasion did what she did through pure interest and gut instinct.
▪ The Prime Minister's gut instinct is to secure a private sector future for the Tube.
▪ He couldn't ignore his gut instinct, which had never failed him yet.
▪ Ultimately, they blame Rupert Murdoch for losing confidence in his gut instincts.
▪ It's a tremendous responsibility, and challenges all your skills and training, but it also depends a lot on gut instinct.
▪ Something - that same gut instinct that made her get his address alerted her.
level
▪ For one thing, this new record hits you straight at gut level the first time.
▪ He was not being romantic, operating on a gut level.
▪ Intellectual conviction is nothing like feeling at gut level.
reaction
▪ Personal reflections My gut reaction has always been against the placing of bolts, and I've never used them.
▪ But my gut reaction was that, despite his reputation for being hot tempered, he was a friendly, likable child.
▪ Dalziel's bullet-riddled gut reaction was right from the start.
▪ For the ordinary viewer, logical argument gives way to his or her gut reactions and personal experience in responding to people.
▪ It is a gut reaction to the sense of having been taken over by affluent and alien strangers.
▪ Perhaps he didn't have gut reactions any more.
▪ I've got this gut reaction.
■ VERB
hate
▪ But there are always one or two who would have preferred a colleague to a stranger even if they hated his guts.
▪ Harry H.. Vaughan, who hated the guts of both Forrestal and Lovett.
▪ But that was before he'd begun to hate my guts.
▪ Ever since, Graber had hated his guts.
▪ I won't mention Morton because he hates his guts, of course.
show
▪ Evidence is accumulating to show that gut epithelial cells interact closely with adjacent mononuclear cells.
▪ His memory might have gone, but he showed plenty of guts.
spill
▪ Amid all the purple, there was cardinal and gold, spilling from guts and pouring from hearts.
▪ Albert let Rob run on till he spilled his guts, but Loulse probed.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bust a gut
▪ The movie was hilarious. I just about busted a gut.
▪ We busted a gut trying to get home on time.
follow your instincts/feelings/gut reaction etc
greedy guts
spill your guts
▪ Rob let Al talk until he finally spilled his guts about his affair with Louise.
▪ Albert let Rob run on till he spilled his guts, but Loulse probed.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ He hit me right in the gut.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But for those with guts, some of the highest yields around can be found here -- and even an occasional windfall.
▪ Hector said forcefully and directly to my father, making my guts jump.
▪ Like jellyfish, they have only one opening to their gut through which they both take in food and eject waste.
▪ 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.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
fire
▪ The hotel which had been gutted by fire last year, re-opened for business during August.
▪ The village church is gone, the orphanage is still standing, though one wing of it has been gutted by fire.
▪ Now they've been given a derelict school building, gutted by fire, for their new community association.
▪ His flat was gutted by the fire which burst through windows and roof.
▪ The building was gutted by the fires of the 1916 Rising.
▪ The mill became known as Millend Maltings and for its malted biscuits; it was gutted by fire.
▪ Some one a few doors away had their house gutted by fire last week.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
greedy guts
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Gut and clean all the fish before cooking.
▪ Democrats have gutted the anti-crime bill.
▪ The Sunday night fire gutted St. Mary's church.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Now they've been given a derelict school building, gutted by fire, for their new community association.
▪ Passage came after two amendments to gut the bill were defeated.
▪ The hotel which had been gutted by fire last year, re-opened for business during August.
▪ When I came back from fishing yesterday you were beside me in the lean-to gutting the catch with me.
▪ Winding down I gave a firm strike only to find that I had missed the take, I was gutted.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gut

Gut \Gut\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Gutting.]

  1. To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.

  2. To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the house.

    Tom Brown, of facetious memory, having gutted a proper name of its vowels, used it as freely as he pleased.
    --Addison.

Gut

Gut \Gut\, n. [OE. gut, got, AS. gut, prob. orig., a channel, and akin to ge['o]tan to pour. See FOUND to cast.]

  1. A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.

  2. An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.

  3. One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.

  4. The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line.

    Blind gut. See C[AE]cum, n. (b) .

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
gut

Old English guttas (plural) "bowels, entrails," related to geotan "to pour," from PIE *gheu- "pour" (see found (v.2)). Related to Middle Dutch gote, Dutch goot, German Gosse "gutter, drain," Middle English gote "channel, stream." Meaning "abdomen, belly" is from c.1400. Meaning "easy college course" is student slang from 1916, probably from obsolete slang sense of "feast" (the connecting notion is "something that one can eat up"). Sense of "inside contents of anything" (usually plural) is from 1570s. To hate (someone's) guts is first attested 1918. The notion of the intestines as a seat of emotions is ancient (see bowel) and probably explains expressions such as gut reaction (1963), gut feeling (by 1970), and compare guts. Gut check attested by 1976.

gut

"to remove the guts of" (fish, etc.), late 14c., from gut (n.); figurative use by 1680s. Related: Gutted; gutting.

Wiktionary
gut
  1. 1 Made of gut, e.g., a violin with ''gut strings'' 2 instinctive, e.g., a ''gut reaction'' n. 1 The alimentary canal, especially the intestine. 2 (context informal English) The abdomen of a person, especially one that is enlarged 3 (context uncountable English) The intestines of an animal used to make strings of a tennis racket or violin, etc. 4 A person's emotional, visceral self. 5 (context in the plural English) The essential, core parts. 6 (context in the plural English) Ability and will to face up to adversity or unpleasantness. 7 (context informal English) A gut course 8 A narrow passage of water. 9 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. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To eviscerate. 2 (context transitive English) To remove or destroy the most important parts of.

WordNet
gut
  1. n. the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus [syn: intestine, bowel]

  2. a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery [syn: catgut]

gut
  1. v. empty completely; destroy the inside of; "Gut the building"

  2. remove the guts of; "gut the sheep"

Wikipedia
Gut

Gut or guts may refer to:

GUT (band)

Gut is a German grindcore band, often credited as fathers of pornogrind, and known for their over-the-top vocals and morbid, pornographic imagery. Natalie Purcell, in her book Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture, suggests that pornogrind is defined solely on the basis of its lyrical content and unique imagery, its focus on pornographic content. Purcell does note, however, that bands like Gut include "simpler, slower, and more rock-like songs".

On Gut's 2006 release, The Cumback 2006, the band began combining grindcore with elements of hip hop, hardcore punk, and electronic music.

Gut (journal)

Gut is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal on gastroenterology and hepatology. It is the journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology and is published by the BMJ Group. , the editor-in-chief is Emad El-Omar.

Gut was established in 1960 and covers original research on the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and biliary tract. The journal has annual supplements covering the presentations from the British Society of Gastroenterology Annual General Meeting. British Society of Gastroenterology clinical practice guidelines are also published as supplements to the journal. As of March 2010 subscribers to Gut also receive a copy of Frontline Gastroenterology.

Gut (surname)

Gut, Guts or Gūts is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alina Gut (born 1938), Polish parliamentarian
  • Andrzej Gut-Mostowy (born 1960), Polish politician
  • Gatis Gūts (born 1976), Latvian bobsledder
  • Irene Gut Opdyke (née Irena Gut, 1922–2003), Polish nurse who gained recognition for aiding Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II
  • Karel Gut (1927–2014), Czech ice hockey player
  • Lara Gut (born 1991), Swiss alpine ski racer
  • Zbigniew Gut (1949–2010), Polish footballer
Gut (coastal geography)

Gut is a geographical term with two meanings:

  1. A narrow coastal body of water, a channel or strait, usually one that is subject to strong tidal currents flowing back and forth.
  2. A small creek.
Gut (ritual)

Gut or kut, also spelled goot , is the ritual performed by Korean mu ( shamans) in the tradition of Sinism (or Muism), involving offerings a sacrifices to the gods and ancestor worship, rhythmic movements, songs, oracles and prayers. The main varieties of the gut are naerim-gut, dodang-gut and ssitgim-gut.

These rites are meant to create welfare, promoting commitment between the spiritual and the mundane world. Through singing and dancing the mu begs the gods to intervene in the fortunes of men. The shaman wears a very colourful costume and normally speaks in ecstasy. During a gut a shaman changes his or her costume several times. Gut are performed through a number of ceremonial phases, gori.

Usage examples of "gut".

This was the final consequence and the shattering cost of the aberration which came over the Nazi dictator in his youthful gutter days in Vienna and which he imparted to - or shared with - so many of his German followers.

His dry throat struggled to roar, his hands clawed uncontrollably at the air, and his guts seemed afire and yet light and free.

Und es ist zugleich das am wenigsten benutzte aller Geschenke was wohl nur gut ist.

Several of the Amar were seated apart, skinning and gutting the animals the hunters had brought back.

How many weeks I laid there blown right up the gut watching that bottle of plasma run down tubes stuck in me anyplace they could get one in?

Kadaver eines Hirsches das, meine ich, solltest du mir verzeihen , sondern weil meine Welt, so gut wie die deine, auf dem Spiel steht.

Wie gut, am Leben zu sein, am Leben zu sein und eine Aufgabe zu haben, und seine Lieben um sich.

Gator stood by the half-visible airman, talking to her as she rummaged around in the guts of the hydraulics system, electrical lines, and avionics that controlled the Tomcat.

He realized with a wrench in his gut that he had probably been the same age at that time as Rick Ayers, the redhead, was right now.

Mountain Lion up the valley of the Nile, until they came to el Baban, The Gates, and found the Saracen host drawn up for battle in the gut of the low sandy hills.

He should have been pleased that Batt had apparently moved quickly to start the matchmaking process, but for some reason, he felt a chill in his gut.

In a flourish that surprised everyone, Bec ripped handfuls of leaves from a spindly bush and stuffed them inside the gutted perch before letting Sarah bake them on her smoking fire pit.

With a sinking sensation in his gut, he decided that he must be in the compound of the Beja tribesmen beside the Beit el Mai, the stronghold of his old enemy Osman Atalan.

He and Biggins, Kellog and Bianco and the two reporters now sitting at the pool site, pretending to type stories on the gutted Compaq, were all employees of KFAL in Kansas City.

No son of a bitching Texas gut robber was going to tell Milton Anthony Warden what woman he could go out with and what one he couldnt.