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English noun: gutter

1. gutter (artifact) a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater


Synonymstrough


Broader (hypernym)channel


Narrower (hyponym)chute, cullis, slide, slideway, sloping trough


Part meronymgable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof

2. gutter (state) misfortune resulting in lost effort or money


SamplesHis career was in the gutter.
All that work went down the sewer.
Pensions are in the toilet.


Synonymssewer, toilet


Broader (hypernym)bad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck

3. gutter (person) a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)


Broader (hypernym)worker

4. gutter (artifact) a tool for gutting fish


Broader (hypernym)hand tool


English verb: gutter

1. gutter (weather) burn unsteadily, feebly, or low; flicker


SamplesThe cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)burn, glow

2. gutter (motion) flow in small streams


SamplesTears guttered down her face.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)course, feed, flow, run

3. gutter (contact) wear or cut gutters into


SamplesThe heavy rain guttered the soil.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dig into, poke into, probe

4. gutter (consumption) provide with gutters


SamplesGutter the buildings.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply









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