- 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
How to use gouge in a sentence
Eyes gouged, necks snapped, and even some good old fashioned cannibalism.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
My head was swimming a bit, and there was a throb of pain from my side where a slug had gouged a path.
Behind him wavered a long, deep-gouged furrow-trail, pitiful attest of suffering.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
They were very vicious fighters, and not only gouged and scratched, but frequently bit off noses and ears.The Word Hoosier; John Finley|Jacob Piatt Dunn
Instantly fierce snaps followed, and when he drew out the dripping stick, its extremity was gouged as if with dagger stabs.Up the Forked River|Edward Sylvester Ellis
These are placed in a lathe and gouged out, forming the pin in the rough.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various