price gouging

Definition of price gouging

:charging customers too much money
  • The company has been accused of price gouging.

Word by Word Definitions

price play
  1. : value, worth

  2. : the quantity of one thing that is exchanged or demanded in barter or sale for another

  3. : the amount of money given or set as consideration for the sale of a specified thing

  1. : to set a price on

  2. : to find out the price of

  3. : to drive by raising prices excessively

gouge play gouging
  1. : a chisel with a concavo-convex cross section

  2. : the act of gouging

  3. : a groove or cavity scooped out

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

  2. : to force out (an eye) with the thumb

  3. : to thrust the thumb into the eye of


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