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 Helen Barbre’s wounds were not life-threatening, but there were several deep gashes on her scalp. Dallas Morning News, "Texas law enforcement uses hypnosis to investigate crimes. Does it uncover the truth?," 8 Apr. 2020 The attack during a breakfast forum left deep gashes on Lippert’s face and arm and required five days of hospitalization. Washington Post, "US envoy say it’s his mustache; South Koreans say otherwise," 20 Jan. 2020 The ex-Manchester City youth star suffered a deep gash around his knee instead, and required a number of stitches to prevent the wound from becoming infected and leaving him on the treatment table for a long time. SI.com, "PHOTO: Aaron Mooy Posts Gruesome Update on Knee Injury Sustained in Bournemouth Win," 13 Feb. 2018 After the beating, Harris needed eight staples to close a gash on his scalp. Ian Shapira, Anchorage Daily News, "The parking garage beating lasted 10 seconds. DeAndre Harris still lives with the damage.," 17 Sep. 2019 After the beating, Harris needed eight staples to close a gash on his scalp. Ian Shapira, Washington Post, "The parking garage beating lasted 10 seconds. DeAndre Harris still lives with the damage.," 16 Sep. 2019 Jim Girvan, an organizer of the balloon protests, told the Associated Press charged the balloon with a knife and cut an 8-foot-long (2.4-meter-long) gash in the back. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, "‘Baby Trump’ protest ends when man stabs balloon; arrest made," 9 Nov. 2019 Guillermo Valencia, 39, was found lying unconscious in an alleyway in East Los Angeles, blood streaming from a 2-inch gash in the back of his head in 2008. Los Angeles Times, "In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended," 13 Oct. 2019 In one instance, a water buffalo, Christmas lights dangling from a gash in its belly, dons S & M gear. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "Taxidermy Is a Metaphor for Our Time," 21 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Spartans’ defense was gashed early by Wake Forest’s high-tempo offense, which needed just 2:16 to get on the scoreboard. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Brian Lewerke stars as Michigan State holds off Wake Forest, 27-21, in Pinstripe Bowl," 27 Dec. 2019 The Celtics connected on 53.7 percent of their shots and consistently gashed Denver’s interior defenders with strong drives to the basket that resulted in layups. BostonGlobe.com, "Boston seized the lead at the start and never relinquished it, as it soared ahead by 23 points before cruising to a 108-95 win, its fifth in six games.," 7 Dec. 2019 But this was a good thing for De Cotiis, who cultivates distress: His interiors often enshrine crumbling wooden beams and gashed or scratched walls that contrast with polished white onyx thresholds and travertine floors. Kurt Soller, New York Times, "The Extravagance of Less," 19 Mar. 2020 And the defense, despite being gashed both on its very first play and at the end of the half, forced three consecutive punts. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's reality unchanged after Citrus Bowl loss: Not quite elite," 1 Jan. 2020 The Browns were torched and gashed by Murray and Co. in the first half and trailed 21-10 at halftime. Nate Ulrich, USA TODAY, "Browns' loss to Cardinals ensures no winning season for 12th consecutive year," 16 Dec. 2019 Running back Zach Wallace gashed opponents, picking up 1,402 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns on 9.3 yards per carry. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What you need to know about all 55 area teams in the high school football playoffs," 23 Oct. 2019 Despite the lack of offensive identity, UAB’s defense held its own in regular-season losses to Western Kentucky, Tennessee and Southern Miss, but was gashed for more than 500 yards by FAU in the C-USA title game. Evan Dudley, al, "UAB prepares for No. 20 Appalachian State in New Orleans Bowl," 18 Dec. 2019 Jackson finished 14-for-24 for 179 yards and had 20 carries for 90 yards and two touchdowns, part of a rushing offense that gashed Cleveland for 296 yards. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "A year after Baker Mayfield’s Browns career took off, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is AFC North’s rising star," 27 Sep. 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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30 May 2020

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“Gash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gash. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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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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