gouge out

phrasal verb
gouged out; gouging out; gouges out

Definition of gouge out

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

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“Gouge out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gouge%20out. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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