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gulf

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1 a part of a body of water that extends beyond the general shoreline

  • we dipped our feet in the warm waters of the gulf
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arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]

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2 an immeasurable depth or space

  • the gulf of understanding between the two men was too wide for them to ever get along
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3 a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage

  • the gulf was too wide to cross, so we had to hike down into it and go through it
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canyon (also cañon), col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], gorge, gulch, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddle

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

  • a wide gulf in the defensive wall meant the city was in grave danger
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5 water moving rapidly in a circle with a hollow in the center

  • the doomed ship was sucked into the gulf and consigned to Davy Jones's locker
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gulf

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to cover with a flood

  • with the administration gulfed by so many real problems, it's absurd for the president to concern himself with this nonissue
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