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

gash

adjective

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 The knee was hit by the chainring on his bike, leaving a deep gash that his Bora-Hansgrohe team treated with antibiotic ointment through the past 10 days. Dave Skretta, Star Tribune, 12 July 2021 The inmate suffered a right orbital bone fracture and a gash on his lip that required stitches. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2021 Local thieves raided the property liberally, sneaking through a gash in the fence and emerging with armfuls of goods. Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2021 The family wondered whether the gash signaled that his internal organs had been removed, a desecration increasingly found among those killed by the military in Myanmar. New York Times, 25 May 2021 On a recent visit, Dan Schelling examined the gash in the slope that towered as much as 10 feet above the new trail surface. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2021 The dish was damaged in August when an auxiliary cable snapped and caused a 100-foot gash on the dish, breaking about 250 of the dish's 40,000 aluminum reflector panels and damaging the receiver platform that hung above it. DÁnica Coto, Star Tribune, 5 Mar. 2021 One female had a gash on her head and a broken arm. oregonlive, 18 June 2021 Photos posted on Facebook indicate the slide was about 150 feet across and dropped for at least 700 feet, leaving a deep gash in the mine wall and covering the pit bottom with debris. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 June 2021 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, 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, 26 Oct. 2020 The Gators won 51-35 but hotshot defensive coordinator Todd Grantham saw Kiffin gash Florida for 613 yards. Charles Hollis, al, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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Last Updated

30 Jul 2021

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“Gash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gash. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for gash

gash

noun

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.

gash

transitive verb
\ 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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