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gouge

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noun \ˈgau̇j\

Simple Definition of gouge

  • : a metal tool with a curved, sharp end that is used to cut and shape wood

  • : a deep cut or hole

Full Definition of gouge

  1. 1 :  a chisel with a concavo-convex cross section

  2. 2 a :  the act of gouging b :  a groove or cavity scooped out

  3. 3 :  an excessive or improper exaction :  extortion

Examples of gouge

  1. The accident left a big gouge in the side of the car.



Origin of gouge

Middle English gowge, from Middle French gouge, from Late Latin gulbia


First Known Use: 14th century

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gouge

verb

Simple Definition of gouge

  • : to cut a deep hole in (something)

  • : to make (a deep hole) in something

  • : to make (someone) pay too much money for something

Full Definition of gouge

gougedgoug·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to scoop out with or as if with a gouge

  3. 2 a :  to force out (an eye) with the thumb b :  to thrust the thumb into the eye of

  4. 3 :  to subject to extortion or undue exaction :  overcharge

goug·er noun

Examples of gouge

  1. The lamp fell and gouged the table.

  2. A bomb had gouged a large crater in the street.

  3. They feel that they are being gouged by the oil companies.



1570

First Known Use of gouge

1570

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GOUGE Defined for Kids

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gouge

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noun \ˈgau̇j\

Definition of gouge

  1. 1 :  a chisel with a curved blade for scooping or cutting holes

  2. 2 :  a hole or groove made by cutting or scraping




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gouge

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verb

Definition of gouge

gougedgoug·ing

  1. :  to make a hole or groove in something by cutting or scraping




Medical Dictionary

gouge

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noun \ˈgau̇j\

Medical Definition of gouge

  1. :  a chisel with a concavo-convex cross section for removing portions of bone in surgery





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