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gulf

gulf

 
pronunciation:
guhlf
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large area of ocean partly surrounded by land.
The coastlines of eastern Mexico and southern Texas run along the Gulf of Mexico.
synonyms:
sea
similar words:
bay, bight, cove, estuary, inlet, lagoon, mouth, ocean, sound
definition 2: a deep chasm; abyss.
When the pioneers came upon this gulf, they were forced to turn back.
synonyms:
abysm, abyss, chasm
similar words:
black hole, canyon, crevasse, crevice, fissure, gorge, pit, ravine, rift
definition 3: a large gap, as in social standing, opinions, or the like.
These two very different people fell in love, but the gulf between them was too large for the relationship to last.
synonyms:
breach, chasm, gap, rift
similar words:
abyss, pit
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gulfed, gulfing, gulfs
definition: to engulf.
synonyms:
engulf, envelop, swallow
similar words:
absorb, bury, immerse, inundate, overwhelm, submerge
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