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Verb: gouge  gawj
  1. Force with the thumb
    "gouge out his eyes";
    - force out
  2. Obtain by coercion or intimidation
    "They gouged money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss";
    - extort, squeeze, rack, wring
  3. Make a groove in
    - rout
Noun: gouge  gawj
  1. An impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
    - dent, ding, nick
  2. And edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves
  3. The act of gouging

Derived forms: gouged, gouging, gouges

See also: gouge out

Type of: blemish, core out, creating by removal, defect, edge tool, fleece, gazump [Brit], hollow, hollow out, hook, mar, mutilate, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge

Encyclopedia: Gouge, William