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gap

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1 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)

  • there were several visible gaps in the wall where the drywall had pulled away from the wall framing
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2 a break in continuity

  • there was a 15-minute gap between the two televised sporting events
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3 an incomplete or deficient area

  • a gap in his understanding
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4 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage

  • thought they were stuck until they found a gap in the mountain range that they could hike through
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canyon (also cañon), col, couloir, defile, flume, gill [British], gorge, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddle

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