July 8, 2015



The gut is the part of your body that digests food. It’s similar to the word "stomach," however, those two things are different. A gut includes a stomach, intestines, and other organs.

  • Eating yogurt provides good bacteria for your gut.
  • Fred says he’s working on his gut. (He’s trying to lose weight.)
  • He’s got a big gut. (His stomach is big.)

The word "gut" is used in everday conversation:

  • He’s got a lot of guts. (He’s brave.)
  • You don’t have have the guts to do that. (You are afraid to do something.)
  • When the police arrested the man, he immediately spilled his guts. (He gave the police information.)
  • I have a gut feeling that tells me this is wrong. (gut feeling = intuition)
  • I can feel it in my gut.
  • Jerry has a beer gut. (His stomach looks big because he drinks so much beer.)
  • A car ran over a squirrel and its guts were all over the road.
  • You’re going to have to gut it out. (You will have to work harder or deal with some pain.)


He has a big gut.

When "gut" is used as a verb, it means to remove the inside of something:

  • We gutted the fish and cleaned them after they were caught.
  • The fire gutted the building. (It destroyed the inside of the building.)
  • Remodelers gutted the interior of the house and modernized it.
  • The city gutted a plan to develop a new park in the city. (They changed or eliminated the plan.)


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