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gulfs

noun , plural of 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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arms, bays, bights, coves, creeks [chiefly British], embayments, estuaries, firths, fjords (also fiords), inlets, lochs [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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canyons (also cañons), cols, couloirs, defiles, flumes, gaps, gills [British], gorges, gulches, kloofs [South African], linns [chiefly Scottish], notches, passes, ravines, saddles

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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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gulfs

verb , present tense third-person singular of 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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