- A chisel, with a curved blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.
verb (goug, ing)
- 1823, w:James Fenimore Cooper, James Fenimore Cooper, s:The Pioneers/Chapter 8, The Pioneers - Chapter 8,
- :... on four tall pillars of pine that were fluted with a , and loaded with mouldings.
- A cut or groove, as left by something sharp.
- The nail left a deep in the tire.
- (transitive) To make a mark or hole by scooping.
- Japanese and Chinese printers used to characters in wood.
- (transitive or intransitive) To push, or try to push the eye (of a person) out of its socket.
Etymology: Noun from gouge, itself from gulbia ( gubia), of (Gau.) or origins. Verb is from the noun.
- 1930, w:Robert E. Howard, Robert E. Howard, s:Champ of the Forecastle, Champ of the Forecastle,
- : He tried to clinch and , but another right hook to the jaw sent him down and out.
- (transitive) To charge an unreasonably or unfairly high price.
- They have no competition, so they tend to their customers.
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