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Mental or emotional strength that enables courage in the face of adversity
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“And what guts it had to have taken to do what they did.”
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The organs of a human or an animal through which food passes
“The crew were standing ankle-deep in fish guts.”
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A greedy, dirty, or unpleasant person
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The depths or innermost part of something
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The state of being intractable
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The quality of being cheeky or impertinent
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The indispensable factor or influence that gives something its strength and vitality
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A strong taste, flavour, or smell
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Stuffed kishke
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The remains after gutting a fish
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Whatever it takes
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Elements of, or inside, a larger object
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The flesh of a creature, especially one that is dead
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A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article
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Fundamental parts
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The internal organs of poultry birds, used as food
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The stomach, especially as representing the body's need for food
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Basic principles
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The lowest load-bearing part of a building
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Plural for the belly of a person, especially one that is enlarged
“I saw him again at our 20th high school reunion and was perversely pleased to notice that he was bald and sporting a large gut hanging over his belt.”
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Plural for a person's emotional, visceral self
“Listening to my gut is a skill I'm still working on. It used to be that I'd only notice it when I was doubled over in pain.”
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Plural for a cord or line where the hook or lure is attached
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To remove the innards of
“To gut the fish, make a slit up the length of the belly under running water and cut off the fins with scissors.”
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To remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure)
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“Most carry homeowner's insurance and pay the premiums without any expectation that a fire would gut the house.”
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To plunder or completely remove the contents of, typically nefariously
“The administration deregulates key environmental protections so that its sycophantic wealthy donors can gut the land of its resources.”
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To strip and make bare
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To eliminate completely
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To traumatize or cause distress to
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To cause to be empty or vacant
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To set on fire, or to be set on fire
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To cut off or remove excess material from, especially a tree or shrub
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To remove (a section) from a text or piece of music
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