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n. pl. gul·lies
1. A deep ditch or channel cut in the earth by running water after a prolonged downpour.
2. A channel in the side of a mountain, especially one forming a path for avalanches or rockfall.
v. gul·lied, gul·ly·ing, gul·lies
To wear a deep ditch or channel in.
To form a deep ditch or channel.
[Perhaps alteration of Middle English golet, throat, channel; see gullet.]
n. pl. gul·lies Chiefly British
A large knife.
[Short for dialectal gully knife : gully (probably alteration of Middle English golet, throat; see gullet) + knife.]
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n, pl -lies or -leys
1. (Physical Geography) a channel or small valley, esp one cut by heavy rainwater
2. (Physical Geography) NZ a small bush-clad valley
3. (Mountaineering) a deep, wide fissure between two buttresses in a mountain face, sometimes containing a stream or scree
4. (Cricket) cricket
a. a fielding position between the slips and point
b. a fielder in this position
5. (Bowls & Bowling) either of the two channels at the side of a tenpin bowling lane
vb, -lies, -lying or -lied
(Physical Geography) (tr) to make (channels) in (the ground, sand, etc)
[C16: from French goulet neck of a bottle; see gullet]
n, pl -lies
(Tools) Scot a large knife, such as a butcher's knife
[C16: of obscure origin]
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n., pl. -lies, n.
1. a small valley or ravine orig. worn away by running water and serving as a drainageway after prolonged heavy rains; gulch.
2. a ditch or gutter.v.t.
3. to make gullies in.
4. to form (channels) by the action of water.
[1530–40; appar. alter. of gullet, with -y replacing French -et]
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A narrow, steep-sided channel formed in loose earth by running water. A gully is usually dry except after periods of heavy rainfall or after the melting of snow or ice.
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Past participle: gullied
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A narrow channel worn in a hillside by running water. Gullies abound in land prone to soil erosion.
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|Noun||1.||gully - deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)|
arroyo - a stream or brook
draw - a gully that is shallower than a ravine
wadi - gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season
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noun ravine, canyon, gorge, chasm, channel, fissure, defile, watercourse The bodies of the three climbers were located at the bottom of a steep gully.
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gully[ˈgʌli] n (= narrow valley) → ravin m
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gully(ˈgali) – plural ˈgullies – noun
a channel worn by running water eg on a mountain side. donga, kloof, afloop شِعْب، اخدود канал rego strouha die Wasserrinne regnkløft ρεματιάtorrentera; surco, cauce uure آبراهه rotko ravineערוץ नाली, खड्ड jarak, gudura (kis) vízmosás parit gilskorningur canalone 小峡谷 구곡(溝谷) išgrauža, išplova šaura aiza; grāvis galur ravijn; greppelelverenne, kløft żleb كوچنى تنګى: مجرا، كاريز، داور ګاډى پټلى rego torent водосток jarok struga jaruga bäckravin, dike, rännsten ห้วย hendek, su yolu 溪谷，溝壑 яр پہاڑی درہ rãnh; mương 溪谷
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