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 Albert Chernoff, 59, the president of Alley Cat Animal Rescue, was found by authorities naked and tied up to his bed with a large wound on his head and gashes on his chest just before 3:00 a.m. last Tuesday. Fox News, "Suspect, 14, in custody in death of well-known animal rescuer found tied to bed: police," 9 Nov. 2019 The image showed Alwan’s right eye swollen, and a large gash with blood coming out under his left eye. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Egyptian authorities arrest police officer over abuse claims," 5 Oct. 2019 An autopsy later revealed seven circular gashes in his scalp. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "'Nobody can talk about this’: Third teen on trial for Grunwald murder tells his side of the story," 27 Sep. 2019 The blow forced Lawrence’s head to slam against the wall, causing a gash above his eye, the lawsuit says. Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com, "Cuyahoga County Jail officers attacked, threatened to kill inmate who interviewed with U.S. Marshals, lawsuit says," 16 Sep. 2019 The attack left a gash on the bull’s right horn that was about 6 inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide — and quickly became a mini tourist attraction. BostonGlobe.com, "As visitors gathered around the bull Sunday morning, a guide from a passing double-decker tour bus directed attention to the sculpture. “That’s the gash,” he said. “See, that’s the gash.”," 10 Sep. 2019 The charges claim Sears left a gash in Manuel’s scalp, along with a bloody nose and facial bruising. Madeline Mcgee, Anchorage Daily News, "Man charged with murder in Togiak shooting claims self-defense," 20 July 2019 The collapse between the Church Ranch Boulevard and Wadsworth Boulevard exits left a 200-foot gash resembling the fault line of an earthquake. Bruce Finley, The Denver Post, "U.S. 36 stretch collapses, forcing closure of eastbound lanes and CDOT blitz to re-build bridge approach that’s 45 feet above ground," 14 July 2019 The sow clawed at his eye, leaving a bloody gash across the bridge of his nose. Matt Volz, The Seattle Times, "Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone," 15 Oct. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The Ravens were fortunate that free safety Earl Thomas III had a strong game in run support because the Bengals gashed them for a lot of yards. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Mike Preston’s report card: Position-by-position grades for Ravens’ 49-13 win over Bengals," 10 Nov. 2019 THE TAKEAWAY Michigan: The Wolverines did a solid job against Penn State’s high-pressure defense gashing the Nittany Lions for a season-high 417 yards. Travis Johnson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Clifford’s 4 TDs lead No. 7 Penn State over No. 16 Michigan," 19 Oct. 2019 After stacking up gashing runs in the first half, Minnesota dialed up a play-action pass and Tanner Morgan found Tyler Johnson wide open for a 45-yard gain. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "Gophers cruise past Nebraska in 34-7 win, continue climb in Big Ten West," 12 Oct. 2019 However, when search was made for him his body was found in the path through the swamp, all gashed and torn, and but a few steps from him the body of a cougar, stabbed and cut in many places. Declan Leary, National Review, "Theodore Roosevelt on the Range," 12 Sep. 2019 The Cardinals have been gashed by tight ends in recent years and the trend continued last week as Lions rookie T.J. Hockenson caught six passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Former Desert Mountain standout Mark Andrews relishes chance to face Arizona Cardinals," 12 Sep. 2019 The shot narrowly missed him but kicked up a fragment of brick that gashed his right hand. The Economist, "Confessions of an Islamic State fighter," 16 Aug. 2019 The athletic speedster routinely gashed Kearny’s defense for huge runs, and he was forced into a bigger offensive role after quarterback Jaycob Hicks missed most of the second half. Oscar Terrones, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Morse’s goal-line stand saves win over Kearny," 6 Sep. 2019 There were too many reminders of last year: FSU's offense was unreliable after a strong start, the offensive line was again terrible and the defense was gashed and worn down by Boise's offensive pace. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "College football's Week 1 winners and losers, starting with Willie Taggart and Florida State," 31 Aug. 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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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of gash was in 1548

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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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