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 As Toscano-Anderson grabbed a massive gash on his head, Curry drained a 3-pointer from the top of the arc. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 May 2021 The newspaper also reported Nielsen once admitted to smashing glass near the eye of a man who suffered head trauma and a gash requiring five stitches. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 4 May 2021 Kat had a roughly two-inch gash on the left side of her head. Correspondent Maureen Maher, CBS News, 10 Apr. 2021 One hand rested on the horse’s shoulder; the other pressed gauze firmly against a gash in his leg that was evenly spurting blood. BostonGlobe.com, 23 Apr. 2021 Jamar Nelson was asleep on his couch more than two decades ago when police burst into his apartment, beating him and leaving a gash in his head that required 13 stitches. Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2021 After pulling away a thin layer of warped black foam, Marino found the problem: A one-inch gash lengthwise along the pipe. Dallas News, 19 Feb. 2021 Zach Parise required nine stitches to patch up the gash on his right cheek, the result of a high stick from teammate Nico Sturm Friday night. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 The man fell off the truck and suffered a bloody gash on his head. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 10 Mar. 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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12 Jun 2021

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“Gash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gash. Accessed 16 Jun. 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.
\ 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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