View synonyms for dry-gulch


or dry·gulch

[ drahy-guhlch ]

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.

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of dry-gulch1

First recorded in 1865–70

Discover More

Example Sentences

On this road was a bridge over Dry Gulch, which was in the spring a roaring torrent.

At times the dry gulch would hold a roaring torrent, although now it was no more than a gash in the bank.

Toward evening, at the bottom of a little dry gulch some eight feet deep, the horses decided it was a suitable place to stay.

Suddenly, like the roar of a flashflood that is just rounding the bend of a dry gulch, the syllables struck him.


Related Words




dry goodsdry heave