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gutternoun

 us   /ˈɡʌt̬·ər/
  • 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.
(Definition of gutter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"gutter" in British English

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gutternoun

uk   /ˈɡʌt.ər/  us   /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ/
  • gutter noun (CHANNEL)

[C] the edge of a road where rain flows away
[C] an open pipe, usually at the lower edge of a roof, that 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 a successful business owner.

gutterverb [I]

uk   /ˈɡʌt.ər/  us   /ˈɡʌt̬.ɚ/ literary
(Definition of gutter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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