Translation of gully in Spanish:

gully

Pronunciation: /ˈgʌli/

noun/nombre (plural -lies)

  • 1.1 (small valley) barranco (masculine)
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    • The tidal bore comes in faster than a galloping horse, but first wilful surging water fills gullies and gaping holes left by the last ebbing tide.
    • The Saharan winds were blowing sand onto fertile hillsides, and when it rained the water was cutting gullies through the rich alluvial soil along the wadi.
    • These low water gullies can be classic fish-holding areas.
    1.2 (channel) surco (masculine), cauce (masculine)
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    • You can also see gullies and huge channels of water draining from the city and then running back into the sea.
    • They then got trapped in the sand next to the Lancaster channel - one of four deep gullies that criss-cross the area.
    • Now a review of the city's cleaning of gullies, gutters, footpaths and back lanes in terraced streets has prompted commercial services officers to study the issue.

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