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gorge (noun) a deep narrow space cut in a mountain by water flowing down.

A deep narrow space cut in a mountain by water flowing down with great force is a gorge. The rock on either side of the gorge rise very high. Usually a river flowing down from its source cuts the gorge before entering the plains and then flowing on into the sea.

  • The Grand Canyon in Colorado is perhaps the deepest and widest gorge in the world. The gorge cut by the Colorado River is among the most awesome sights in the world.
  • The Ganga, with its source in a glacier in the Himalayas, cuts a gorge in the mountain downstream, and flows through it before entering the plains at Haridwar.
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