"gutter" in the noun sense
1. gutter, trough
a channel along the eaves or on the roof collects and carries away rainwater
2. gutter, sewer, toilet
misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
"his career was in the gutter"
"all that work went down the sewer"
"pensions are in the toilet"
a worker who guts things (fish or buildings or cars etc.)
a tool for gutting fish
"gutter" in the verb sense
burn unsteadily, feebly, or low flicker
"The cooling lava continued to gutter toward lower ground"
flow in small streams
"Tears guttered down her face"
wear or cut gutters into
"The heavy rain guttered the soil"
provide with gutters
"gutter the buildings"
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