dry-gulch

or dry·gulch

[ drahy-guhlch ]
/ ˈdraɪˌgʌltʃ /

verb (used with object) Informal.

to ambush with the intent of killing or severely mauling: The riders were dry-gulched by bandits.
to betray by a sudden change of attitude or allegiance: The party dry-gulched its chief candidate at the convention.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of dry-gulch

First recorded in 1865–70
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