Meaning of GULF in English

GULF

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , deep , enormous , great , huge , unbridgeable , vast , wide , yawning

▪ growing , widening

a growing ~ between the prosperous south and the declining towns of the north

▪ cultural , ideological

the ideological ~ that separated the two branches of the movement

VERB + GULF

▪ create

This atrocity has created a huge ~ between the two groups.

▪ widen

Other factors widened the ~ that separated rich from poor.

▪ emphasize , illustrate

The documentary illustrated the ~ between industrialized and developing countries.

▪ bridge

The new degree course aims to bridge the ~ between education and industry.

GULF + VERB

▪ exist

▪ divide sb/sth , separate sb/sth

the yawning ~ that separates the two cultures

▪ open , open up

A ~ had opened up between the former friends.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

an unbridgeable ~ between home and school life

▪ ~ in

the huge ~ in level between professional and amateur teams

▪ ~ of

A ~ of mistrust still exists between them.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .