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gutter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Roads, Household, Buildings
guttergut‧ter1 /ˈɡʌtə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable]TTR the low part at the edge of a road where water collects and flows away The gutters were blocked and overflowing.2 [countable]DHTBB an open pipe fixed to the edge of a roof to collect and carry away rainwater3 the gutter4 the gutter press
Examples from the Corpus
gutterScottie loses his footing, falls, grasps a gutter, dangles in space, looks down, gets dizzy.a gutter ballShe stepped forward into the flowing gutter and reached out to him.Ridge, hip and gable tiles are commonly displaced by gales, causing accumulation of debris in gutters, valleys and junctions.There might have been hands in the gutter and heads rolling about under the lamplight too.A porter threw one of our bundles into the gutter.
guttergutter2 verb [intransitive]  literaryBURN if a candle gutters, it burns with an unsteady flame→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
gutterThere was a sudden wind and the small fire in the shaman's lodge guttered.The lamp guttered a little in the chimney draught.The candles had almost guttered out, needing to be replaced, but the dim light was an unexpected blessing.
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Verb table
gutter
Simple Form
Present
itgutters
gutter
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Past
it, theyguttered
Present perfect
theyhave guttered
ithas guttered
Past perfect
it, theyhad guttered
Future
it, theywill gutter
Future perfect
it, theywill have guttered
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare guttering
itis guttering
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Past
theywere guttering
itwas guttering
Present perfect
theyhave been guttering
ithas been guttering
Past perfect
it, theyhad been guttering
Future
it, theywill be guttering
Future perfect
it, theywill have been guttering
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