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dry-gulch

or dry·gulch

[drahy-guhlch]
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verb (used with object) Informal.
  1. to ambush with the intent of killing or severely mauling: The riders were dry-gulched by bandits.
  2. to betray by a sudden change of attitude or allegiance: The party dry-gulched its chief candidate at the convention.

Origin of dry-gulch

First recorded in 1865–70
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