gouge out

Definition of gouge out

  1. 1 :  to remove (something) by digging or cutting The impact of the accident gouged a big piece out of the wall. He threatened to gouge my eyes out.

  2. 2 :  to make (a hole or path) by digging or cutting The river gouged out a wide path between the mountains.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a chisel with a concavo-convex cross section

    :  the act of gouging

    :  a groove or cavity scooped out

  1. :  to scoop out with or as if with a gouge (see 1gouge 1)

    :  to force out (an eye) with the thumb

    :  to thrust the thumb into the eye of

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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a trip made at another's expense

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