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noun gutter pronunciation in British English /ˈɡʌtə(r)/
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singulargutter
pluralgutters
  1. 1
    [countable] the edge of the road, where water flows away
  2. 3

    the gutter

    the lowest level of moral standards

    He was accused of dragging politics into the gutter.

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