To gouge is defined as to create a dent or a disfiguring rough hole or groove, or to cheat someone by charging higher prices than what is fair.verb
- When you take a knife and cut on the counter top, denting the wood counter below it, this is an example of a time when you gouge the counter.
- When you charge someone $400 for something that cost you $2 only because he does not know any better, this is an example of a time when you gouge.
The definition of a gouge is a dent or rough hole or indentation.noun
When a piece of wood has a big dent in it, this is an example of a gouge.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a chisel with a curved, hollowed blade, for cutting grooves or holes in wood
- an act of gouging
- the groove or hole made by gouging
- any deep groove or hole that is considered a blemish
- Informal an act of overcharging or cheating of money; extortion or swindle
Origin: ME < OFr < VL gubia, for LL gulbia < Celt (as in OIr gulban, goad, thorn) < IE base *gelebh-, to scrape, hollow out > Gr glaphein, to carve
- ☆ gouger noun
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- A chisel with a rounded, troughlike blade.
- a. A scooping or digging action, as with such a chisel.b. A groove or hole scooped with or as if with such a chisel.
- Informal A large amount, as of money, exacted or extorted.
- To cut or scoop out with or as if with a gouge: “He began to gouge a small pattern in the sand with his cane” (Vladimir Nabokov).
- a. To force out the eye of (a person) with one's thumb.b. To thrust one's thumb into the eye of.
- Informal To extort from.
- Slang To swindle.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin gubia, variant of gulbia, of Celtic origin.
- gougˈer noun
left to right: hollow, parting, and fluting gouges
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