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English noun: gutter

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


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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