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phrasal verb [transitive] American informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theygut out
he/she/itguts out
present participlegutting out
past tensegutted out
past participlegutted out
  1. to be determined to continue doing something that is difficult or unpleasant

    He had gutted out his first semester at military school.

    gut it out:

    Brad spent his whole career winning matches he shouldn't have won, just by gutting it out.

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