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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Camps on the far side of the new quarter-mile-wide gash are now cut off, except by plane. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2022 In the second video, the gash on his face is significantly less bloody. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 16 Aug. 2022 Six-time Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller crashed hard during his run, suffering a gash on his right leg. The Editors, Outside Online, 5 Feb. 2015 That March day, Eversole walked to a gas station at 4410 Snapfinger Woods Drive with a gunshot wound to the head and a gash on his forehead, Detective R.L. Byars said at Thursday’s hearing. Rosana Hughes, ajc, 28 Apr. 2022 The run-in between each man’s head left Birch short one tooth and opened a gash in Murray’s forehead. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Mar. 2022 The frenzy left a gash in the nation’s psyche that’s festered for generations. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 Officials believe the attack was by a tiger shark, which left behind a 4-inch gash on the surfer's leg. Kyla Guilfoil, ABC News, 14 July 2022 His injuries included a 2-inch gash on the top of his head. Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb On the next drive, the Colts took over at the Texans' 20 after a fumble recovery and let Taylor gash a tired Texans defense for an easy score. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Sep. 2022 Will opponents continue to gash New England’s run defense? Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Sep. 2022 Alabama kept going pass first as Burton and Prentice continue to gash the secondary. Nick Alvarez | Nalvarez@al.com, al, 3 Sep. 2022 When defenses gear up to stop the pass, that's when Taylor can gash them on the ground. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 21 July 2022 Ford has the lateral footwork and body strength to keep plays alive, flashing the open-field juice to gash defenses (averaged 6.1 yards per carry in his career). Scott Patsko, cleveland, 30 Apr. 2022 There is talent but teams seem to consistently gash the front. Charles Hollis, al, 15 Oct. 2021 Grantham said the bye week allowed the Gators’ to examine LSU’s ability to gash the middle to prevent Bulldogs from playing copycat. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Oct. 2021 The Pac-12 South leaders aren’t known to allow offenses to gash their defense with the running game. oregonlive, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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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

28 Sep 2022

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“Gash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gash. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for gash

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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