dry-gulch

/druy"gulch'/, 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.
Also, drygulch.
[1865-70]

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