- 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
Example sentences from the Web for gouge
Instead, Coulter gouged a string of fellow conservatives, leaving Hannity struggling to get a word in edgewise.How Bad Is It? Even Ann Coulter Has Turned On Conservatives|Michelle Cottle|October 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With her left hand, she gouged at his eyes in an attempt to free herself.Chris Brown Doesn’t Deserve Forgiveness for Beating Rihanna|Marlow Stern|February 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The sleds were made of hickory, the lightest wood consistent with great endurance, and every needless fibre was gouged out.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
Its basin was gouged from solid granite by the old Long's Peak Glacier.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland|Enos A. Mills
I could have gouged an office out of Bill Stewart for him, and that would atone for the loss of my home visit.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
"A big snow-slide must have come along since I was up on that slope before, and gouged out quite a cañon for itself," he said.A Damaged Reputation|Harold Bindloss
They have been gouged out, in every direction, by the furious tropic rains and tropic rain-torrents.At Last|Charles Kingsley