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gash

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noun \ˈgash\

Definition of gash

  1. 1 :  a deep long cut in flesh

  2. 2 :  a deep narrow depression or cut <cut a gash through the forest> <a gash in the hull>

Examples of gash in a sentence

  1. The dog had a bad gash in his leg.

  2. The iceberg made a gash in the hull of the ship.

1548

First Known Use of gash

1548


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gash

verb

Definition of gash

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make a gash in

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to make a gash :  cut

Examples of gash in a sentence

  1. The knife slipped and gashed his finger.

  2. <her face had been gashed by the rocks as she tumbled down the embankment>

Origin and Etymology of gash

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


First Known Use: 1566


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gash

adjective

Definition of gash

  1. 1 chiefly Scotland :  knowing, witty

  2. 2 chiefly Scotland :  well-dressed :  trim

Origin and Etymology of gash

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1706


GASH Defined for English Language Learners

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gash

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noun \ˈgash\

Definition of gash for English Language Learners

  • : a long, deep cut


2

gash

verb

Definition of gash for English Language Learners

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


GASH Defined for Kids

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gash

play
noun \ˈgash\

Definition of gash for Students

  1. :  a long deep cut


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gash

play
verb

Definition of gash for Students

gashed

gashing

  1. :  to make a long deep cut in <The knife slipped and gashed her finger.>


Medical Dictionary

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gash

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verb \ˈgash\

Medical Definition of gash

  1. :  to make a gash in

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to make a gash :  cut


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gash

noun

Medical Definition of gash

  1. :  a deep long cut especially in flesh



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