a chisel having a partly cylindrical blade with the bevel on either the concave or the convex side.
an act of gouging.
a groove or hole made by gouging.
an act of extortion; swindle.
verb (used with object), gouged, gouging.
to scoop out or turn with or as if with a gouge:
to gouge a channel; to gouge holes.
to dig or force out with or as if with a gouge:
to gouge out an eye.
to make a gouge in:
to gouge one’s leg.
to extort from, swindle, or overcharge.
verb (used without object), gouged, gouging.
to engage in swindling, overcharging, or the like:
I bought my clothes there before they began gouging.
verb (mainly transitive)
(usually foll by out) to scoop or force (something) out of its position, esp with the fingers or a pointed instrument
(sometimes foll by out) to cut (a hole or groove) in (something) with a sharp instrument or tool
(US & Canadian, informal) to extort from
(also intransitive) (Austral) to dig for (opal)
a type of chisel with a blade that has a concavo-convex section
a mark or groove made with, or as if with, a gouge
(geology) a fine deposit of rock fragments, esp clay, occurring between the walls of a fault or mineral vein
(US & Canadian, informal) extortion; swindling
mid-14c., “chisel with a concave blade,” from Old French gouge, from Late Latin gubia, alteration of gulbia “hollow beveled chisel,” probably from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish gulban “prick, prickle,” Welsh gylfin “beak”).
1560s, “to cut with a gouge,” from gouge (n.). Meaning “to force out with a gouge” (especially of the eyes, in fighting) attested by 1800. Meaning “swindle” is American English colloquial from 1826 (implied in plural noun gougers). Related: Gouged; gouging.
A strong curved chisel used in bone surgery.
To cheat; flimflam, scam: Looks respectable, but this place regularly gouges the customer (1875+)
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noun See goulash democracy
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