gash

noun
\ ˈgash How to pronounce gash (audio) \

Definition of gash

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a deep long cut in flesh
2 : a deep narrow depression or cut cut a gash through the forest a gash in the hull

gash

verb
gashed; gashing; gashes

Definition of gash (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

: to make a gash in

intransitive verb

: to make a gash : cut

Definition of gash (Entry 3 of 3)

1 chiefly Scotland : knowing, witty
2 chiefly Scotland : well-dressed : trim

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Synonyms for gash

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of gash in a Sentence

Noun The dog had a bad gash in his leg. The iceberg made a gash in the hull of the ship. Verb The knife slipped and gashed his finger. her face had been gashed by the rocks as she tumbled down the embankment
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Enter freshman Miyan Williams, who followed Nicholas Petit-Frere’s right-side blocking first for a 6-yard gain then a 15-yard gash. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Ohio State football’s unproven freshmen helped break the Clemson curse: Nathan Baird’s observations," 3 Jan. 2021 Chase Gasper started Monday’s game despite a deep gash on his knee. Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, "Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer, Loons' Ozzie Alonso keep distance for big game," 7 Dec. 2020 But on August 10, an auxiliary cable pulled free of its socket on support tower 4 and crashed down onto the dish below, ripping a 100-foot-long gash. William Harwood, CBS News, "Dramatic video shows collapse at iconic Arecibo Observatory," 3 Dec. 2020 The iconic telescope has been in a precarious state since August, when an auxiliary cable supporting the equipment platform broke and fell through the radio dish, leaving a 100-foot-long gash in its reflective panels. Nadia Drake, Science, "Iconic radio telescope suffers catastrophic collapse," 1 Dec. 2020 In August of this year, one of the auxiliary cables that help support the platform snapped, creating a gash in the radio-reflective dish below. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Big dish of Arecibo observatory has reached the end of the line," 19 Nov. 2020 An auxiliary cable snapped in August, causing a 100-foot gash on the 1,000-foot-wide dish and damaged the receiver platform that hung above it. Dánica Coto, USA TODAY, "'A huge loss': Massive Puerto Rico radio telescope used for astronomical discoveries collapses," 2 Dec. 2020 An auxiliary cable came loose from a socket on one of the towers in August, creating a 100-foot gash in the dish. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Arecibo Observatory collapses ahead of planned demolition," 1 Dec. 2020 An auxiliary cable snapped in August, causing a 100-foot gash on the 1,000-foot-wide dish and damaging the receiver platform that hung above it. Washington Post, "National Digest: Radio telescope first damaged in August collapses," 2 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Perhaps Nix can beat the pressure enough to gash LSU downfield, or at least allow Williams and others to make plays after the catch. Christopher Smith, al, "Betting line flips: Auburn doesn’t match up well against LSU," 27 Oct. 2020 The Patriots let a backup running back, Jeff Wilson Jr., gash them for 112 yards and three touchdowns while also allowing a rookie wide receiver, Brandon Aiyuk, rack up 115 yards on six catches. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Cam Newton, Patriots look lost as they hit historic low," 26 Oct. 2020 The Gators won 51-35 but hotshot defensive coordinator Todd Grantham saw Kiffin gash Florida for 613 yards. Charles Hollis, al, "Saban’s Tide has too much firepower for Lane Train," 9 Oct. 2020 The Ravens typically gash everybody for gobs of points and yards, and this offseason and preseason were tough on new coaching regimes. Mike Jones, USA TODAY, "NFL's best, worst debuts of Week 1: Philip Rivers gives off warning signs for Colts," 15 Sep. 2020 Outside of quarterback, no skill position was more important to their offense; the versatility of Mark Andrews, Nick Boyle and Hayden Hurst helped Lamar Jackson pick apart secondaries and gash run defenses. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens film study: Patrick Ricard isn’t an explosive receiver. He can still be a big factor at tight end.," 7 Sep. 2020 Janovich as a pass-catcher Stefanski will find ways to gash defenses through the air with Janovich while simultaneously handing Baker Mayfield simple chunk throws. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "Browns fullback Andy Janovich possesses the tools to become Kevin Stefanski’s secret weapon -- Film review," 3 Apr. 2020 When the Chiefs run Since getting gashed by Jacksonville for a season-high 269 yards in Week 4, the Denver run defense has greatly improved. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Broncos scouting report: How Denver matches up against the Chiefs and predictions," 16 Oct. 2019 After letting the Saints somewhat dictate the pace with the running game last week, the worst thing for the Cowboys against the Packers was repeatedly letting Jones get outside late after getting gashed inside early. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Reality check: Cowboys wobbly with 2 losses after fast start," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gash

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1566, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Adjective

1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gash

Verb

alteration of Middle English garsen, from Anglo-French garser to nip, scratch, from Vulgar Latin *charissare, from Greek charassein to scratch, engrave

Adjective

origin unknown

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19 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Gash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gash. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for gash

gash

noun
How to pronounce gash (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a long, deep cut

gash

verb

English Language Learners Definition of gash (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a long, deep cut in (something)

gash

noun
\ ˈgash How to pronounce gash (audio) \

Kids Definition of gash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a long deep cut

gash

verb
gashed; gashing

Kids Definition of gash (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a long deep cut in The knife slipped and gashed her finger.
\ ˈgash How to pronounce gash (audio) \

Medical Definition of gash

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make a gash in

intransitive verb

: to make a gash : cut

gash

noun

Medical Definition of gash (Entry 2 of 2)

: a deep long cut especially in flesh

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