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gutter

noun uk   /ˈɡʌt.ər/ us    /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ/

gutter noun (CHANNEL)

[C] the edge of a road where rain flows away [C] an open pipe at the lower edge of a roof which collects and carries away rain

gutter noun (SOCIAL LEVEL)

the gutter [S] the lowest level, especially of society: Born to a poverty-stricken family, she dragged herself out of the gutter to become one of the wealthiest people in Britain today.

gutter

verb [I] uk   /ˈɡʌt.ər/ us    /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ/ literary
(of a flame or candle) to burn unevenly and weakly, especially before completely stopping burning: a guttering candle
(Definition of gutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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