- 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.
verb (used with object), gouged, goug·ing.
verb (used without object), gouged, goug·ing.
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Origin of gouge
OTHER WORDS FROM gougegoug·er, nounun·gouged, adjective
Words nearby gouge
Example sentences from the Web for gouge
At court, Poggio once got into a brawl with a rival official and tried to gouge out his eyes.
Many a time Jesse would whip a slave, throw him down, and gouge his eyes out.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
In cutting, slant the chisel or gouge outwards at an angle of 45, thus /.A Manual of Wood Carving|Charles G. Leland
With the gouge and mallet the exostoses are carefully chiselled away.