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Gut vs. Nut

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Gutnoun

The alimentary canal, especially the intestine.

Nutnoun

A hard-shelled seed.

‘There are many sort of nuts: peanuts, cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts and more.’;

Gutnoun

(informal) The abdomen of a person, especially one that is enlarged

‘beer gut’;

Nutnoun

A piece of metal, usually square or hexagonal in shape, with a hole through it having machined internal threads, intended to be screwed onto a bolt or other threaded shaft.

Gutnoun

(uncountable) The intestines of an animal used to make strings of a tennis racket or violin, etc.

Nutnoun

(slang) A crazy person.

‘He was driving his car like a nut.’;

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Gutnoun

A person's emotional, visceral self.

‘I have a funny feeling in my gut.’;

Nutnoun

(slang) The head.

Gutnoun

(informal) A class that is not demanding or challenging.

‘You should take Intro Astronomy: it's a gut.’;

Nutnoun

Monthly expense to keep a venture running.

Gutnoun

A narrow passage of water.

‘the Gut of Canso’;

Nutnoun

The amount of money necessary to set up some venture; set-up costs.

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Gutnoun

The sac of silk taken from a silkworm when ready to spin its cocoon, for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. When dry, it is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fishing line.

Nutnoun

A stash of money owned by an extremely rich investor, sufficient to sustain a high level of consumption if all other money is lost.

Gutverb

(transitive) To eviscerate.

‘The fisherman guts the fish before cooking them.’; ‘The lioness gutted her prey.’;

Nutnoun

On stringed instruments such as guitars and violins, the small piece at the peghead end of the fingerboard that holds the strings at the proper spacing and, in most cases, the proper height.

Gutverb

(transitive) To remove or destroy the most important parts of.

‘Fire gutted the building.’; ‘Congress gutted the welfare bill.’;

Nutnoun

En, a unit of measurement equal to half of the height of the type in use.

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Gutadjective

Made of gut, e.g., a violin with gut strings

Nutnoun

An extravagantly fashionable young man.

Gutadjective

Instinctive, e.g., a gut reaction

Nutnoun

A testicle.

‘I kicked him in the nuts.’;

Gutnoun

A narrow passage of water; as, the Gut of Canso.

Nutnoun

Semen, ejaculate.

Gutnoun

An intenstine; a bowel; the whole alimentary canal; the enteron; (pl.) bowels; entrails.

Nutnoun

Orgasm male, ejaculation, release of semen

‘He just needs a good nut to make him feel better.’;

Gutnoun

One of the prepared entrails of an animal, esp. of a sheep, used for various purposes. See Catgut.

Nutnoun

(colloquial) An extreme enthusiast.

‘a fashion nut’; ‘a gun nut’; ‘a sailing nut’;

Gutnoun

The sac of silk taken from a silkworm (when ready to spin its cocoon), for the purpose of drawing it out into a thread. This, when dry, is exceedingly strong, and is used as the snood of a fish line.

Nutnoun

(climbing) A shaped piece of metal, threaded by a wire loop, which is jammed in a crack in the rockface and used to protect a climb. (Originally, machine nuts [sense #2] were used for this purpose.)

Gutverb

To take out the bowels from; to eviscerate.

Nutnoun

The best possible hand of a certain type, for instance: "nut straight", "nut flush", and "nut full house". Compare t=the best possible hand available.

‘nut straight = the best possible straight available (it can't be beat by any other straight, though it can still be beat by a better non-straight hand)’; ‘nut flush = the best possible flush available’; ‘nut full house = the best possible full house available’;

Gutverb

To plunder of contents; to destroy or remove the interior or contents of; as, a mob gutted the house.

‘Tom Brown, of facetious memory, having gutted a propername of its vowels, used it as freely as he pleased.’;

Nutnoun

The tumbler of a gunlock.

Gutnoun

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

Nutnoun

(nautical) A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

Gutnoun

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

Nutverb

(mostly in the form "nutting") To gather nuts.

Gutverb

empty completely; destroy the inside of;

‘Gut the building’;

Nutverb

To hit deliberately with the head; to headbutt.

Gutverb

remove the guts of;

‘gut the sheep’;

Nutverb

To ejaculate.

Gutnoun

the stomach or belly

‘the terrible pain in his gut’;

Nutnoun

The fruit of certain trees and shrubs (as of the almond, walnut, hickory, beech, filbert, etc.), consisting of a hard and indehiscent shell inclosing a kernel.

Gutnoun

the lower alimentary canal or a part of this; the intestine

‘microbes which naturally live in the human gut’;

Nutnoun

A perforated block (usually a small piece of metal), provided with an internal or female screw thread, used on a bolt, or screw, for tightening or holding something, or for transmitting motion. See Illust. of 1st Bolt.

Gutnoun

entrails that have been removed or exposed in violence or by a butcher.

Nutnoun

The tumbler of a gunlock.

Gutnoun

a fat stomach.

Nutnoun

A projection on each side of the shank of an anchor, to secure the stock in place.

Gutnoun

the inner parts or essence of something

‘the guts of a modern computer’;

Nutnoun

Testicles.

Gutnoun

used to form names attributing negative characteristics to people

‘greedy guts’; ‘what's the matter with you, misery guts?’;

Nutverb

To gather nuts.

Gutnoun

used in reference to a feeling or reaction based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought

‘trusting his gut instinct, he went ahead and made the call’; ‘I could feel it in my guts—he was out there, watching me’; ‘I had a gut feeling that something was wrong’;

Nutnoun

usually large hard-shelled seed

Gutnoun

personal courage and determination; toughness of character

‘he didn't have the guts to tell the truth’;

Nutnoun

Egyptian goddess of the sky

Gutnoun

fibre made from the intestines of animals, used especially for violin or racket strings or for surgical use.

Nutnoun

a small (usually square or hexagonal) metal block with internal screw thread to be fitted onto a bolt

Gutnoun

a narrow passage or strait.

Nutnoun

half the width of an em

Gutverb

remove the intestines and other internal organs from (a fish or other animal) before cooking it.

Nutnoun

a whimsically eccentric person

Gutverb

remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure)

‘the fire gutted most of the factory’;

Nutnoun

someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction;

‘a golf addict’; ‘a car nut’; ‘a news junkie’;

Gutverb

cause (someone) to feel extremely upset or disappointed

‘it guts me to think about what my mother and brother missed out on’;

Nutnoun

one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens;

‘she kicked him in the balls and got away’;

Nutverb

gather nuts

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