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noun 
  1. A chisel, with a curved blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.
    • 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.
      1. A cut or groove, as left by something sharp.
      The nail left a deep in the tire.
Translations: 
  • French: gougeure , rainure
    (trans-mid)
  • German: Rille , Furche
    (trans-bottom)
verb (goug, ing)
  1. (transitive) To make a mark or hole by scooping.
Japanese and Chinese printers used to characters in wood.
  1. (transitive or intransitive) To push, or try to push the eye (of a person) out of its socket.
    • 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.
      1. (transitive) To charge an unreasonably or unfairly high price.
      They have no competition, so they tend to their customers.
Translations: 
  • French: arnaquer
    (trans-mid)
  • German: abzocken
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: Noun from gouge, itself from gulbia ( gubia), of (Gau.) or origins. Verb is from the noun.


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