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Meaning of GOUGE

Pronunciation:  gawj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of gouging
  2. [n]  and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves
  3. [n]  an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
  4. [v]  force with the thumb; "gouge out his eyes"
  5. [v]  make a groove in
  6. [v]  obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"

GOUGE is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: dent, extort, force out, groove, nick, rack, rout, wring
 See Also: bleed, blemish, core out, creating by removal, defect, edge tool, fleece, gazump, gouge out, hollow, hollow out, hook, mar, mutilate, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Gouge\, n. [F. gouge. LL. gubia, guvia, gulbia, gulvia,
gulvium; cf. Bisc. gubia bow, gubioa throat.]
1. A chisel, with a hollow or semicylindrical blade, for
   scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood,
   stone, etc.; a similar instrument, with curved edge, for
   turning wood.

2. A bookbinder's tool for blind tooling or gilding, having a
   face which forms a curve.

3. An incising tool which cuts forms or blanks for gloves,
   envelopes, etc. from leather, paper, etc. --Knight.

4. (Mining) Soft material lying between the wall of a vein
   aud the solid vein. --Raymond.

5. The act of scooping out with a gouge, or as with a gouge;
   a groove or cavity scooped out, as with a gouge.

6. Imposition; cheat; fraud; also, an impostor; a cheat; a
   trickish person. [Slang, U. S.]

{Gouge bit}, a boring bit, shaped like a gouge.

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