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  • v. To murder; to attack, assault, especially in an ambush.

Etymologies

Because in the American West, outlaws often killed people as they passed through a dry gulch; or because cattle rustlers drove stolen animals off the edge of such a gulch. (ref. John Ayto 1998) (Wiktionary)

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  • to ambush with the intent of killing or severely mauling

    October 9, 2007