gouge ( gouges 3rd person present) ( gouging present participle) ( gouged past tense & past participle ) If you gouge something, you make a hole or a long cut in it, usually with a pointed object. verb
He gouged her cheek with a screwdriver. V n prep gouge out phrasal verb To gouge out a piece or part of something means to cut, dig, or force it from the surrounding surface. You can also gouge out a hole in the ground.
He has accused her of threatening to gouge his eyes out. V n P
...stripping off the soil and gouging out gold or iron ore. V P n (not pron)
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
vb chisel, claw, cut, dig (out), gash, hollow (out), incise, scoop, score, scratch
n cut, furrow, gash, groove, hollow, incision, notch, scoop, score, scratch, trench
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