Meaning of dry-gulch

dry-gulch

Pronunciation: (drī'gulch"), [key]
— v.t. Informal.
  1. to ambush with the intent of killing or severely mauling: The riders were dry-gulched by bandits.
  2. to betray by a sudden change of attitude or allegiance: The party dry-gulched its chief candidate at the convention.
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