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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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Robertson was later to convert and the auction includes a great and fascinating rarity: an early gutty made by Robertson which is inscribed "a new kind of golf ball made of gutta-percha in the year 1849" (pounds 12,000-pounds 18,000).
Gutty and the aging star pitcher had been friends in the past, but something, unspecified, has come between them.
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And a gutty ain't a gutty without the sarcastic comment of 'Linford Christie can run like the wind but it dizny' make him a player does it!'
'Ben played with a gutty until he cracked it and two hickory clubs and went bogey, double bogey.
* Early golf balls included a "feathery" (made of leather casing and stuffed with feathers) and the "gutty" (made of a brownish-red gummy substance called gutta-percha).
Gutty veteran Pete Harnisch will be counted on to lead a relatively inexperienced starting rotation that includes former reliever Scott Williamson, who has some of the nastiest stuff in the league.
After the gutty originality of Damn the Torpedoes and Hard Promises, Southern Accents, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough), and Into the Great Wide Open suffered from a self-conscious artiness.
Virgil, Horace, Darwin, Agassiz, and "old Gutty" (Goethe) are each briefly positively referred to by Kinney, as are Greeley and Emerson, two of the twenty-three men invited by Thoreau to speak at the Concord Lyceum during 1842-43.(17) Poets and metaphysics are praised repeatedly, and the French and German thinkers are lauded as "smart, active people," a kind of "missing link" (106).
BECKER & GUTTY NASHAT BECKER, THE ECONOMICS OF LIFE (1997).
All the family were there--his mother, now aging a little, but in her day a demon with the gutty ball; his wife, at one time Woman Champion of America; his three sons, Baltusrol, Wykagyl, and National; and his two daughters, Troon and Prestwick.
While the early compositions dealing with the overwhelming tragic postwar events appear more visceral and gutty, the recent ones, concerned with the sins and decadence of a consumer society, show a more composed and self-possessed writer who can allow himself to be ironical.
Most likely a sharper, more insistent seduction is hooking their interest: the heavy metal thunder and gutty sentiments emanating from a rock band led by a pair of popular Bosnian pop musicians - Muslim guitarist Amir "Lazy" Beso and Serbian singer Srdjan "Gino" Yevjdevich.
But what stands out most of all is the musical playing of the Castalian Band's violinist Richard Gwilt: the rich, honest and gutty sound he makes on his Stainer violin stopped me in my tracks.
Over the years, Pakistanis have got used to the thin and bright liquors of Kenya and the gutty thick liquoring teas from India are not meeting their taste.