- 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
News that the securities firm where he worked after his FBI gig was “sanctioned repeatedly by regulators for gouging customers.”Rep. ‘Break You in Half’ Grimm Is a Hothead With a Shady Past|David Freedlander|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unconstrained by market pressures, private schools have been gouging their customers at a similar pace.
Then, in an account that is bone-chilling, she says her husband pressed his fingers into her eyes, gouging them out.
She'd nearly laugh her head off when Kitty was gouging the eye out of one of these cunning little scamps.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
Parkinson and Chancellor youths went down like nine-pins, splashing into puddles, gouging into mud.Full-Back Foster|Ralph Henry Barbour
The name of Kentuckian is constantly associated with the idea of fighting, dirking, and gouging.A New Guide for Emigrants to the West|J. M. Peck
This is particularly useful to give a clean cut when gouging across the grain (Fig. 535).Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
With a crash she struck the "Miami" a glancing blow on the port-bow, gouging off two great planks.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.