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2informal(belly, make great effort, laugh a lot)barriga feminine informalpanza feminine informaltripa feminine informalbusarda feminine River Plate informalguata feminine Chile Peru informal(reaction) instintivobeer gut — barriga de bebedor
- (make great effort, laugh a lot) to bust a gut — echar los bofes
- it's just a gut feeling — es algo visceral / instintivo
3(material)tripa femininesee also guts
1Cooking(fish) limpiar(fish) vaciar(rabbit/chicken) limpiar(rabbit/chicken) destripar
2(destroy inside of)destruir el interior defire gutted the building — el fuego destruyó el interior del edificio
- the builders gutted the whole building — los constructores dejaron solo el esqueleto del edificio
3(scour for quotations)(text/book/article) entresacar citas de
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