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Definition 1: the act of gouging - [noun denoting act]

(gouge is a kind of ...) the act of creating by removing something

Definition 2: and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves - [noun denoting artifact]

(gouge is a kind of ...) any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

Definition 3: an impression in a surface (as made by a blow) - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for gouge in the sense of this definition

(gouge is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

(... is a kind of gouge ) a small gouge (as in the cover of a book)

"the book was in good condition except for a dig in the back cover"

Definition 4: force with the thumb - [verb of contact]

Samples where gouge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gouge out his eyes

Synonyms for gouge in the sense of this definition

(gouge is a kind of ...) destroy or injure severely

"mutilated bodies"

Definition 5: make a groove in - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for gouge in the sense of this definition

(gouge is a kind of ...) remove the interior of

"hollow out a tree trunk"

Definition 6: obtain by coercion or intimidation - [verb of possession]

Samples where gouge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for gouge in the sense of this definition

(gouge is a kind of ...) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

(... is a kind of gouge ) get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

"They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

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