gutter out
intransitive verb Date: 1875 1. to become gradually weaker and then go out <
the candle guttered out
>
2. to end feebly or undramatically <
his screen career had slowly guttered out
>

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  • gutter out — intransitive verb 1. : to become reduced to a small flame or glow and then become extinguished the candle guttered out 2. : to come to an end or die feebly or undramatically another day of our life gutters out in … sleep Ernest Beaglehole… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gutter out — verb a) To become extinguished. b) To dwindle down to nothing, to reach a value of zero …   Wiktionary

  • gutter — gut|ter1 [ gʌtər ] noun 1. ) count an open piece of pipe that is attached to the edge of a roof to carry rain water away 2. ) count the edge of the road, where water flows away 3. ) the gutter the lowest level of moral standards: dragging… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gutter — 1 noun 1 (C) the edge of a road next to the path, where water collects and flows away 2 (C) an open pipe or channel 1 (4), fixed to the edge of a roof to collect and carry away rain water 3 the gutter the bad social conditions of the lowest and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gutter — Gut ter, n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti[ e]re, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.] [1913 Webster] 1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough. [1913 Webster] 2. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gutter member — Gutter Gut ter, n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti[ e]re, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.] [1913 Webster] 1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gutter plane — Gutter Gut ter, n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti[ e]re, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.] [1913 Webster] 1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gutter snipe — Gutter Gut ter, n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti[ e]re, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.] [1913 Webster] 1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gutter stick — Gutter Gut ter, n. [OE. gotere, OF. goutiere, F. goutti[ e]re, fr. OF. gote, goute, drop, F. goutte, fr. L. gutta.] [1913 Webster] 1. A channel at the eaves of a roof for conveying away the rain; an eaves channel; an eaves trough. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gutter Sound — is an inlet of the vast anchorage of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Gutter Sound was the site of the mass scuttling of the interned German Imperial High Seas Fleet in 1919.cuttling of the fleetThe terms of the the armistice of 11… …   Wikipedia

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