- an act or instance of extorting or overcharging; a swindle.
- the amount of money extorted or overcharged:a gouge of $20 for shipping and delivery.
- a layer of decomposed rocks or minerals found along the walls of a vein.
- fragments of rock that have accumulated between or along the walls of a fault.
Origin of gouge
OTHER WORDS FROM gougegoug·er, nounun·gouged, adjective
Words nearby gouge
How to use gouge in a sentence
Fortunately, removing those gouges and restoring the wood’s original luster is a fast, easy project that anyone can handle.Get your scratched wooden cutting board looking bright and new|Jean Levasseur|January 7, 2022|Popular-Science
The Obama administration has not put forward any plan that will outright gouge more than $700 billion from Medicare.3 Beefs With Mitt Romney’s Convention Speech|Matthew DeLuca|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The spine of the Appalachian Mountains is being obliterated to gouge out the seams of black coal.Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia|Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco|June 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At court, Poggio once got into a brawl with a rival official and tried to gouge out his eyes.The Book That Changed the World|Jimmy So|October 7, 2011|DAILY BEAST
I had four and a half rows to trim, and then the whole orchard to go over with paint pot and gouge and cement.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
But he finished the task at last and began to gouge a channel in the planking close to the other ribs.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
It was as though a giant had taken a gouge and cut a bay right through the sea cliffs.The Beach of Dreams|H. De Vere Stacpoole
A small gouge would assist the penknife, and render the operation less difficult.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
He was honest enough still for that, though he had not the courage to admit how deep a gouge the luncheon made in his savings.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes