I UK [ˈɡʌtə(r)] / US [ˈɡʌtər] noun
Word forms "gutter":
singular gutter plural gutters
1) [countable] the edge of the road, where water flows away
2) [countable] guttering
a) the gutter the lowest level of moral standards

He was accused of dragging politics into the gutter.

b) the bad social conditions of the poorest people in society

II UK [ˈɡʌtə(r)] / US [ˈɡʌtər] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "gutter":
present tense I/you/we/they gutter he/she/it gutters present participle guttering past tense guttered past participle guttered literary
if a flame gutters, it is weak and does not burn steadily

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