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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], estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]

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2 an immeasurable depth or space
  • A great gulf of time and space separates us from the first inhabitants of North America.
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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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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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