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English definition of “gouge sth out”

gouge sth out

phrasal verb with gouge     /ɡaʊdʒ/ verb [T]
to remove something by digging or cutting it out of a surface: In Shakespeare's play, 'King Lear', the Earl of Gloucester's eyes are gouged out.Removing and extracting
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