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GOUGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gouge mean? 

GOUGE (noun)
  The noun GOUGE has 3 senses:

1. an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
2. and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves
3. the act of gouging

  Familiarity information: GOUGE used as a noun is uncommon.


GOUGE (verb)
  The verb GOUGE has 3 senses:

1. force with the thumb
2. obtain by coercion or intimidation
3. make a groove in

  Familiarity information: GOUGE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GOUGE (noun)


Sense 1gouge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

gouge; nick; ding; dent

Hypernyms ("gouge" is a kind of...):

blemish; defect; mar (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gouge"):

dig (a small gouge (as in the cover of a book))


Sense 2gouge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

And edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("gouge" is a kind of...):

edge tool (any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge))


Sense 3gouge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of gouging

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("gouge" is a kind of...):

creating by removal (the act of creating by removing something)


GOUGE (verb)


Sense 1gouge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Force with the thumb

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

gouge; force out

Context example:

gouge out his eyes

Hypernyms (to "gouge" is one way to...):

mar; mutilate (destroy or injure severely)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Also:

gouge out (make gouges into a surface)


Sense 2gouge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Obtain by coercion or intimidation

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

extort; gouge; wring; rack; squeeze

Context examples:

They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss / They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him

Hypernyms (to "gouge" is one way to...):

fleece; gazump; hook; overcharge; pluck; plume; rob; soak; surcharge (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "gouge"):

bleed (get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 3gouge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a groove in

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

gouge; rout

Hypernyms (to "gouge" is one way to...):

core out; hollow; hollow out (remove the interior of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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