动词过去式:gulfed 过去分词:gulfed 现在分词:gulfing 第三人称单数:gulfs
1 part of the sea almost surrounded by land 海湾
*the Gulf of Mexico 墨西哥湾.
2 (a) (rhet 修辞) deep hollow in the ground; chasm; abyss 沟壑; 深坑; 深渊
*a yawning gulf opened up by an earthquake 地震造成的裂缝.
(b) ~ (between A and B); ~ (in sth) (fig 比喻) area of difference; division (in opinions, etc) 鸿沟; （意见等的）分歧
*The gulf between the two leaders cannot be bridged, ie Their opinions are so far apart that they cannot be reconciled. 两位领导人之间的鸿沟难以 越.
1300-1400; Language: French;Origin:
golfe, from Greek
kolpos 'arms folded around, bay'
a large area of sea partly enclosed by land the Gulf of Mexicothe Gulf
the Arabian Gulf, or the countries next to it the smaller Gulf states
a great difference and lack of understanding between two groups of people, especially in their beliefs, opinions, and way of life
= gapgulf between the huge gulf between management and unions a growing gulf between old and young
1. The ground trembled, and suddenly a great gulf opened before us. 地面震动, 突然我们面前出现了一道深沟.
2. The gulf extends northward. 海湾向北方延伸.
3. These include the swift Gulf Stream current, the unexplored submerged valleys of the Atlantic and the often violent weather within the mystery zone. 这其中包括墨西哥湾的湍急海流，尚未探测的大西洋海沟，以及该神秘区域经常变幻莫测的恶劣天气。