- 1[usually passive] gut something to destroy the inside or contents of a building or room a factory gutted by fire The house was completely gutted. The hotel was completely gutted by fire last year. See related entries: Construction
- 2gut something to remove the organs from inside a fish or an animal to prepare it for cooking The fish was already cleaned and gutted. Word Origin Old English guttas (plural), probably related to gēotan ‘pour’.
BrE BrE//ɡʌt//; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gut
BrE BrE//ɡʌt//; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌt//he / she / it guts
BrE BrE//ɡʌts//; NAmE NAmE//ɡʌts//past simple gutted
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌtɪd//past participle gutted
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌtɪd//-ing form gutting
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌtɪŋ//Construction