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

incision, laceration, rent, rip, slash, slit, tear

Synonyms: Verb

cut, incise, rip, shear, slash, slice, slit

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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

He was treated for his injuries, including significant gashes to his head and arm, Blankswade said. Bay City News, The Mercury News, "Half Moon Bay transient arrested for alleged attack with tree branch," 20 Aug. 2019 At the Chabad Jewish Center in Needham, the fire charred a section of the house’s vinyl siding and chewed a gash into the lattice below it. Deanna Pan, BostonGlobe.com, "‘I can’t be naive anymore’: Targeted by arson fires, Mass. rabbis face anti-Semitism at home," 24 June 2019 Hollstein, who ended up with a 6-inch gash, had became nationally known during the refugee crisis for welcoming migrants to his city. NBC News, "Right-wing extremism is a growing worry in Germany after series of attacks," 18 July 2019 Mendoza suffered a gash to the back of his skull, cuts and bruises. Los Angeles Times, "Marijuana battles turn ugly in one California city: Fistfights, nasty accusations and questions," 18 July 2019 The woman suffered a gash above her right eye that required four stitches. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Target of raid that ended in Cleveland police shooting had history of violent attacks on women, records say," 27 June 2019 The other cyclist suffered a bloody gash to the forehead. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Head-on bike collision on Denver’s Cherry Creek Trail renews talk about speed and safety," 26 June 2019 Callahan suffered a large gash on her forehead and was taken to the hospital for stitches. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Marta roars back into NWSL play ready to challenge Pride teammates," 17 Aug. 2018 One left defender Becky Sauerbrunn with a gash over her right eye and rivulet of blood streaming down her face. Liz Clarke, The Denver Post, "Clarke: “Equal pay!” chant stands out after U.S. Women’s World Cup victory," 7 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

New Caney gashed the Crosby defense, which was replacing eight starters from last season, for 341 rushing yards. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Lake Houston notebook: Hargrave earns victory in opener, Crosby drops Prieto’s debut," 3 Sep. 2019 Six former residents of the apartment complex gashed by a falling crane last month are suing the apartment company and the crane company, accusing them of negligence. Dallas News, "After fatal Dallas crane collapse, 6 displaced residents sue apartments, crane company," 16 July 2019 The situation: An undrafted rookie receiver is gashing defenses for touchdown after touchdown. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "How to Not Overreact to Preseason Results," 9 Aug. 2019 What if his great project were hull-gashed and sinking? Lance Morrow, WSJ, "Did Chivalry Go Down With the Titanic?," 14 Dec. 2018 Barkley gashed the Trojans defense for 194 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Steven Ruiz, For The Win, "NFL Draft Hype Tracker: Saquon Barkley's path from Rutgers commit to generational prospect," 26 Apr. 2018 Police investigated in 2004 after newspapers reported that he’d been beaten, suffering injuries including a broken wrist, gashes to the face and a cut lip, and was left stranded in his garden on the hottest day of the year. Time, "Famed Physicist Stephen Hawking Has Died at the Age of 76," 14 Mar. 2018 Police investigated in 2004 after newspapers reported that he'd been beaten, suffering injuries including a broken wrist, gashes to the face and a cut lip, and was left stranded in his garden on the hottest day of the year. Robert Barr, baltimoresun.com, "Stephen Hawking, who brought physics to the masses and battled ALS for decades, dies at age 76," 14 Mar. 2018 Police investigated in 2004 after newspapers reported that he'd been beaten, suffering injuries including a broken wrist, gashes to the face and a cut lip, and was left stranded in his garden on the hottest day of the year. Robert Barr, chicagotribune.com, "Stephen Hawking, best-known theoretical physicist of his time, dies at 76," 14 Mar. 2018

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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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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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