Meaning of GOUGE in English


— gouger , n.

/gowj/ , n. , v. , gouged, gouging .


1. a chisel having a partly cylindrical blade with the bevel on either the concave or the convex side.

2. an act of gouging.

3. a groove or hole made by gouging.

4. an act of extortion; swindle.

5. Geol.

a. a layer of decomposed rocks or minerals found along the walls of a vein.

b. fragments of rock that have accumulated between or along the walls of a fault.


6. to scoop out or turn with or as if with a gouge: to gouge a channel; to gouge holes.

7. to dig or force out with or as if with a gouge: to gouge out an eye.

8. to make a gouge in: to gouge one's leg.

9. to extort from, swindle, or overcharge.


10. to engage in swindling, overcharging, or the like: I bought my clothes there before they began gouging.

[ 1300-50; ME gu ( l ) bia; cf. OPr goja, Sp gubia; perh. gulba sting, Welsh gylf beak, Cornish gilb borer ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .