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noun [plural] informal guts pronunciation in American English /ɡʌts/
  1. 1
    the quality of being brave and determined
    That’s what you need to be a referee, guts.
    have the guts to do something: She had the guts to go for what she wanted.
    it takes guts to do something: It takes a lot of guts and hard work to get where he is.
  2. 3
    the most important parts of a system, plan, or machine
    That’s basically the guts of Darwin’s theory.

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