Meaning of GOUGE in English


[ gaʊdʒ , gu:dʒ ]

■ verb

1》 make (a rough hole or indentation) in a surface.

2》 ( ~ something out ) cut or force something out roughly or violently.

3》 N. Amer. informal overcharge or swindle (someone).

■ noun

1》 a chisel with a concave blade.

2》 an indentation or groove made by gouging.


~r noun


ME: from OFr., from late L. gubia , gulbia , perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Old Ir. gulba 'beak' and Welsh gylf 'beak, pointed instrument'.

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