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gulf

noun uk   us   /ɡʌlf/

gulf noun (AREA)

B2 [C] a very large area of sea surrounded on three sides by a coast: the Gulf of Mexicothe Gulf [S] the Persian Gulf and the countries around it: The Gulf states include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE. [C] formal a very large, deep hole in the ground
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gulf noun (DIFFERENCE)

C2 [C usually singular] an important difference between the ideas, opinions, or situations of two groups of people: There is a widening gulf between the middle classes and the poorest sections of society. It is hoped that the peace plan will bridge the gulf (= reduce the very large difference) between the government and the rebels.
Translations of “gulf”
in Arabic خَليْج…
in Korean 만…
in Malaysian teluk…
in French golfe…
in Turkish körfez, büyük görüş ayrılığı, uçurum…
in Italian golfo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地區, 海灣, (地面的)裂口,深坑,深淵…
in Russian залив, пропасть, непримиримое различие…
in Polish zatoka, przepaść…
in Vietnamese vịnh…
in Spanish golfo…
in Portuguese golfo…
in Thai อ่าว…
in German der Golf…
in Catalan golf…
in Japanese 湾…
in Indonesian teluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地区, 海湾, (地面的)裂口,深坑,深渊…
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