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gash

noun \ ˈgash \

Definition of gash

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

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.

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First Known Use of gash

1548

gash Synonyms


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gash

verb

Definition of gash

transitive verb
:to make a gash in
intransitive verb
: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

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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


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gash

adjective

Definition of gash

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

Origin and Etymology of gash

origin unknown


GASH Defined for English Language Learners

gash

noun

Definition of gash for English Language Learners

  • : a long, deep cut


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

noun \ ˈgash \

Definition of gash for Students

:a long deep cut

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gash

verb

Definition of gash for Students

gashed; gashing
:to make a long deep cut in
  • The knife slipped and gashed her finger.

Medical Dictionary

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gash

transitive verb \ ˈgash \

medical Definition of gash

:to make a gash in
intransitive verb
:to make a gash :cut

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gash

noun

medical Definition of gash

:a deep long cut especially in flesh


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