gut

Your gut is part of your digestive system — it's where food goes after you eat it, to get broken down into nutrients and waste. The expression to "go with your gut" means to follow your instincts, how you feel in your belly.

Your gut is quite literally your intestines, although the word is frequently used for any part of your digestive system, especially your stomach. Eating too much ice cream can give you an ache in your gut. When gut is a verb, it means to clean the internal organs out of a fish or other animal you intend to eat, or to completely empty a building. Colloquially, if you have guts, you're very brave.

Primary Meanings of gut

1.
nv
the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
empty completely; destroy the inside of
2.
n
a narrow channel or strait
3.
n
a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery
Full Definitions of gut
1

n the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus

Synonyms:
bowel, intestine
Types:
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small intestine
the longest part of the alimentary canal; where digestion is completed
large intestine
beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum; includes the cecum and the colon and the rectum; extracts moisture from food residues which are later excreted as feces
duodenum
the part of the small intestine between the stomach and the jejunum
jejunum
the part of the small intestine between the duodenum and the ileum
ileum
the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
colon
the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted
Type of:
internal organ, viscus
a main organ that is situated inside the body

v empty completely; destroy the inside of

Gut the building”
Type of:
empty
make void or empty of contents

v remove the guts of

gut the sheep”
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
2

n a narrow channel or strait

Type of:
channel
a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels
3

n a strong cord made from the intestines of sheep and used in surgery

Synonyms:
catgut
Type of:
cord
a line made of twisted fibers or threads

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