Meaning of GUTTER in English

GUTTER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the gutter press British English (= newspapers that print shocking stories about people’s private lives )

The gutter press enjoyed printing the sensational story.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

press

Finally, could you leave the insults to the gutter press please?

Without doubt the gutter press whirlwind contained no substance whatsoever.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a gutter ball

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A porter threw one of our bundles into the gutter .

Ridge, hip and gable tiles are commonly displaced by gales, causing accumulation of debris in gutters, valleys and junctions.

Scottie loses his footing, falls, grasps a gutter , dangles in space, looks down, gets dizzy.

She stepped forward into the flowing gutter and reached out to him.

There might have been hands in the gutter and heads rolling about under the lamplight too.

II. verb

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

The candles had almost guttered out, needing to be replaced, but the dim light was an unexpected blessing.

The lamp guttered a little in the chimney draught.

There was a sudden wind and the small fire in the shaman's lodge guttered.

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