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[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.


[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the practice of killing the animals of another rancher by stampeding them over a cliff into a gulch; perhaps fr attacking sheepherders out of a gulch and killing their animals]


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