see also: Gouge
  • (RP) IPA: /ɡaʊdʒ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ɡaʊdʒ/

gouge (plural gouges)

  1. Senses relating to cutting tools.
    1. A chisel#Noun|chisel with a curved#Adjective|curved blade for cut#Verb|cutting or scoop#Verb|scooping channel#Noun|channels, groove#Noun|grooves, or hole#Noun|holes in wood, stone#Noun|stone, etc.
      • 1823, [James Fenimore Cooper], chapter VIII, in The Pioneers, or The Sources of the Susquehanna; a Descriptive Tale. [...] In Two Volumes, volume I, New York, N.Y.: Published by Charles Wiley; J. Seymour, printer, OCLC 1076549695 ↗, page 118 ↗:
        The "steeple" was a little cupola, reared on the very centre of the roof, on four tall pillars of pine, that were fluted with a gouge, and loaded with mouldings.
    2. A bookbinder's tool#Noun|tool with a curved face#Noun|face, used for blind tooling or gilding#Noun|gilding.
    3. An incising tool that cuts blank#Noun|blanks or form#Noun|forms for envelopes, glove#Noun|gloves, etc., from leather, paper#Noun|paper, or other material#Noun|materials.
  2. A cut#Noun|cut or groove, as left by a gouge or something sharp#Adjective|sharp.
    The nail left a deep gouge in the tire.
  3. (originally, US, colloquial) An act of gouging.
  4. (slang) A cheat#Noun|cheat, a fraud; an imposition.
    Synonyms: swindle
  5. (slang) An impostor.
  6. (mining) Soft material lie#Verb|lying between the wall#Noun|wall of a vein and the solid#Adjective|solid vein of ore.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

gouge (gouges, present participle gouging; past and past participle gouged)

  1. (transitive) To make a groove#Noun|groove, hole#Noun|hole, or mark#Noun|mark in by scoop#Verb|scooping with or as if with a gouge.
    Synonyms: engrave, grave, incise
    Japanese and Chinese printers used to gouge characters in wood.
  2. (transitive) To cheat#Verb|cheat or impose upon; in particular, to charge#Verb|charge an unfairly or unreasonably high#Adjective|high price#Noun|price.
    Synonyms: defraud, swindle
    The company has no competition, so it tends to gouge its customers.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To dig#Verb|dig or scoop (something) out with or as if with a gouge; in particular, to use a thumb#Noun|thumb to push#Verb|push or try to push the eye#Noun|eye (of a person) out of its socket.
  4. (intransitive) To use#Verb|use a gouge.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: выка́лывать
  • French: éborgner
  • Russian: выбива́ть глаз

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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