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See also: gutshot and gut shot


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  1. simple past and past participle of gut-shoot


gut-shot (not comparable)

  1. Having been shot in the gut.
    • 2001, John Trout, Jr., Finding Wounded Deer: Tracking Deer Shot with Bow Or Gun, →ISBN, page 2:
      For instance, one writer who discussed tracking gut-shot deer talked about a kidney hit and compared it to the liver and stomach wound.
    • 2009, Harry Arthur Gant, I Saw Them Ride Away, →ISBN, page 39:
      The terrible screams of this gut-shot kid made you do a lot of thinking of things besides hunting for the road.
    • 2011, Adam Shand, Big Shots: Inside Melbourne's Gangland Wars, →ISBN, page iii:
      Alone and gut-shot, Eddie staggers to a church, seeking sanctuary and salvation, but collapses on the steps.
  2. Extremely dismayed or distressed.
    • 2003, Melinda Haynes, Willem's Field: A Novel, →ISBN, page 281:
      What he liked, his mother absolutely wouldn't like, and since it had been his bright idea for Conchita to come over so that she might finally meet his mother, an idea that, as soon as it was broached, developed an alarming weight of regret, regret so heavy he found himself unable to put the phone back in the cradle and instead dropped it on the floor, where it twirled and twirled on its coily black cord, and now that she was standing in his mother's kitchen looking not at all like a ten-dollar hooker but more like a two-dollar one, Sonny felt gut-shot, or maybe run over by a bus.
    • 2008, Ilsa Evans, Broken - Volume 1, →ISBN:
      She still felt gut-shot with guilt.
    • 2014, Caris Roane, Embrace the Night:
      Jude felt gut-shot in a way he couldn't explain.


gut-shot (plural gut-shots)

  1. Alternative form of gut shot
    • 2012, Frederick H. Cooper, Fronteras, →ISBN, page 132:
      The stocky Apache released his burden and sank to his knees, his head bending forward and thrusting into the sand as the pain from the gut-shots began to course through his body.
    • 2013, Michael Carroll, The Cold Light of Day, →ISBN:
      When he ran dry, he switched to a high-velocity handgun. Gut-shots, chest-shots.
    • 2013, Duncan Staff, The Lost Boy: The Definitive Story of the Moors Murders, →ISBN, page 71:
      He showed her how to throw punches: hooks, jabs, head-shots, gut-shots.