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gouge

gouge

 
 
pronunciation:
gaUj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a type of chisel with a blade shaped like a scoop, used primarily on wood.
definition 2: the hole or groove that is created using a gouge or other similar cutting edge.
definition 3: a damaging cut or hole made with a sharp implement or other sharp object.
There is a gouge in the linoleum from when we moved the refrigerator.
similar words:
stab
definition 4: an act of swindling, esp. overcharging.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gouged, gouges, gouging
definition 1: to cut or carve with, or as if with, a gouge.
The children gouged a face in the pumpkin to make their jack-o'-lantern.
similar words:
excavate
definition 2: to scoop out with force.
definition 3: to defraud of money, as by charging an unreasonable price or fee for something.
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derivation: gouger (n.)