Definition of gut in English:
- If the President lined up every world leader in a line and systematically punched each of them in the gut in the name of unilateral diplomacy, would you still vote for him?
- All of this has got to cause a churning in his gut.
- Sims' basslines were jabs to the gut - physical in the extreme.
- Different strains infect different tissues and organs - lungs, guts, kidneys, livers, brains or reproductive systems.
- A stoma is an artificial opening to or from the intestine (which is also known as the gut or bowel) on the abdominal wall usually created by a surgeon.
- In some the problem has a behavioural basis, whereas in others there may be subtle neuromuscular abnormalities of the gut.
- Imagine trying to remove the guts of a cow or chicken once every minute.
- My father cut the shark open, removed the guts, cut the head off, and then preserved him in ice.
- Cut off the heads, remove the clear coloured backbone and remove the guts to leave a large opening at the head end.
- They look like the inner guts of extraterrestrial watches.
- There are ten cables spilling out of a socket in the kitchen, white tubes that remind me of the guts of the robot in the Alien movie.
- Somebody is selling a music player whose guts have been swapped with the innards of what looks like a $2 miniature toy electric guitar.
- With the exception of a certain Glaswegian misery guts, just about everybody in English football would like to see him make it.
- Do you live with or work with or are you married to a real misery guts?
- Plus, he is an absolute misery guts with no apparent sense of humour.
- I don't frankly like to base myself on instincts or gut feelings about this.
- We commonly think of the intuition as a strong feeling, instinct, or gut reaction.
- But you should develop the capacity to reflect on gut feelings rather than acting on them impulsively.
- We needed lots of guts, determination and character to win the game - and we need to do that for the rest of the season.
- He is proof that there are many young people with principles, guts and determination and it's time we started respecting them for it.
- Yarnbury moved out of the bottom three as sheer guts, determination and spirit saw them through.
- The instrument itself was made of wood, with gut or horsehair strings.
- It's like a pear-shaped instrument, the body is covered in skin, and the strings are made of gut.
- Tchaikovsky's strings were gut rather than metal and were played with little vibrato.
- McHale was trudging through the gut ahead of me at the side of the boat when he suddenly vanished at a spot marked only by the float of his hat.
- Most bumps in the Rowing-On divisions took place below the gut, leaving spectators not much more to observe than the bizarre attire of various crews.
- Various tours are available by speed boats that take you for the most spectacular views, even up the gut to laugh in the face of El Diablo.
verb (guts, gutting, gutted)[with object] Back to top
- After getting a few fish each, they swam in the pond before they went back to the beach to clean and gut the fish and prepare them for dinner.
- Let the fishmonger scale, clean and gut the fish (I leave the head on).
- Those who have gutted a deer or skinned a rabbit might have some idea of the extreme nature of what an edged weapon can do to flesh.
- Forensic experts are still sifting through debris from the Newbridge Courthouse fire, which gutted the historic building last Thursday morning.
- By this time, Mrs Hatley's old kitchen had been gutted ready for the replacement.
- In the old city, many homes had been gutted and destroyed.
- Something like this, it guts you, doesn't it?’
- The thought of having to plead guilty - it's really gutting me.
- It was a gutting experience that led to six months off; and after that I had to go back to basics, really learn from scratch again.
Old English guttas (plural), probably related to gēotan 'pour'.
Gut is probably related to Old English gēotan ‘to pour’. Guts was used commonly for ‘stomach, bowels’; it became more informal and also came to mean ‘force of character, courage’ from the late 19th century. The notion of ‘basic’ as in gut reaction arose in the 1960s.
bust a gut informal
- We win together and we lose together and I knew they would be busting a gut to get the car perfect as quickly as was safely possible.
- You cannot play this game with nine or ten men busting a gut and a few others standing around watching them.
- I've just been busting a gut to get everything done before I go to NY tomorrow.
- Glancing into the audience I saw Papa just about to bust a gut laughing.
- I never went five minutes without busting a gut.
- The dog eating the squeaky toy was simply too much… I nearly bust a gut.
—— one's guts out
- informal Used to indicate that the specified action is done or performed as hard as possible: I’ve worked my guts out to get where I am todayMore example sentences
- I wasn't getting paid and although it's not all about money you're not going to slug your guts out for nothing.
- I do sympathise tremendously - here you are slogging your guts out so that your family can be happy, and yet the amount of time you spend out of the home renders you a virtual stranger to them.
- Watch out for the programme to be telecast shortly and laugh your guts out!
hate someone's guts
have someone's guts for garters
- British humorous Punish someone severely: if you breathe a word to anyone, I’ll have your guts for gartersMore example sentences
- The resident came out to give the boy a good ticking off: ‘If my husband comes out to you, he'll have your guts for garters!’
- Had Mrs Mungo's words from earlier in the morning ringing in my ear all afternoon: ‘Just you remember Mungo: if you dare put up the fees at Gordonstoun, I'll have your guts for garters.’
- She doesn't go on to say: ‘Get it wrong and I'll have your guts for garters,’ but the message is plain.
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