Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: gouge  gawj
  1. Cut out a groove or hollow using a sharp implement
    - rout
     
  2. Force with the thumb
    "gouge out his eyes";
    - force out
     
  3. [informal] Obtain by coercion or intimidation
    "They gouged money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss";
    - extort, squeeze, rack [archaic], wring
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, gouges, gouging

See also: gouge out

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

Encyclopedia: Gouge, William