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gutter

noun  /ˈɡʌt̬·ər/ us  

gutter noun (CHANNEL)

[C] a channel at the lower edge of a roof for carrying away rain, or a side of a road that is lower than the center of the road, where water and garbage collects: Every fall we have to clean leaves out of the gutters.

gutter noun (BAD MORALITY)

[U] a condition of very low moral standards: The campaign went right into the gutter once the candidates started debating. [U] Gutter talk is offensive language.
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