Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gouge

3 senses of gouge

Sense 1
dent, ding, gouge, nick -- (an impression in a surface (as made by a blow))
       => blemish, defect, mar -- (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish")

Sense 2
gouge -- (and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves)
       => edge tool -- (any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge))

Sense 3
gouge -- (the act of gouging)
       => creating by removal -- (the act of creating by removing something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb gouge

3 senses of gouge

Sense 1
gouge, force out -- (force with the thumb; "gouge out his eyes")
       => mutilate, mar -- (destroy or injure severely; "mutilated bodies")
          Phrasal Verb-> gouge out#1

Sense 2
extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring -- (obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him")
       => overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook -- (rip off; ask an unreasonable price)

Sense 3
rout, gouge -- (make a groove in)
       => hollow, hollow out, core out -- (remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk")

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