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gut

1. noun, informal A belly or paunch. Wow, do you see the gut on that guy? It's huge! I've been feeling really self-conscious about my gut lately, so I'm going to start going to the gym again.
2. noun, slang A basic, innermost response or intuition. A: "I'm just not sure which is the right thing to do." B: "Trust your gut." My gut was telling me that something was wrong with the situation.
3. adjective, slang Very easy; not demanding or challenging at all. Said of academic courses. I padded out the semester with a few gut classes so I could take on some extra shifts at the restaurant. I thought Physics 101 would be a real challenge, but it turned out to be a bit of a gut course.
4. adjective, slang Of or involving a basic, innermost response or intuition. While good résumés always help, I usually end up hiring people if I have a good gut feeling about them. Your gut decisions are more often than not the best ones.

guts

1. The stomach and/or intestines. If everything you eat makes you nauseous, there must be something going on with your guts.
2. The innards of something. First, we need to clean the guts out of the pumpkin, then we can carve it.
3. The internal components of something, usually something mechanical. We'll have to take the computer apart if there's a problem with its guts.
4. Courage, conviction, or resolve. Wow, you've got a lot of guts if mountain climbing is your hobby! I don't have the guts to ask my crush to the prom. You're always talking about quitting your job, but I don't think you have the guts to do it.
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gut

(gət)
1. n. the belly; the intestines. Tom poked Bill right in the gut.
2. mod. basic; fundamental. We are not dealing with what I would call one of the gut matters of the day.
3. mod. [of a college or high school course] easy. I won’t take anymore gut economics courses. Even those are hard.
4. n. an easy course in school. That course is a gut.

guts

(gəts)
1. n. courage; bravado. It takes guts to do something like that.
2. n. the belly; the intestines. I’ve got some kind of pain in the guts.
3. n. the inner workings of anything. There’s something wrong in the guts of this clock.
4. n. the essence of something. Let’s discuss the real guts of this issue.
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