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gouging

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the exaction of a grossly excessive charge for goods or services
  • a hotline that consumers may use to report gouging at gasoline stations

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gouging

verb
present participle of gouge

Synonyms & Antonyms of gouging (Entry 2 of 2)

to charge (someone) too much for goods or services
  • since I had forgotten the sunscreen, I was forced to buy it from the concession stand at the beach—where they gouged me for it

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“Gouging.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gouging. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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