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gougeverb [T]

uk   us   /ɡaʊdʒ/
to make a ​hole in something in a ​rough or ​violent way: He ​drove into some ​railings and gouged a hole in the back of his ​car.
Phrasal verbs

gougenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡaʊdʒ/
(Definition of gouge from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gougeverb [T]

 us   /ɡɑʊdʒ/
  • gouge verb [T] (DIG)

to make a ​hole in something, or ​remove something from a ​hole using a ​sharp, ​pointedobject: The ​bomb had gouged a ​hugehole in the ​roadway.
  • gouge verb [T] (CHEAT)

to ​charge someone ​far too much ​money for something done or something ​sold: We didn’t ​know the ​value of the ​foreignmoney, and the ​taxidriver gouged us.
(Definition of gouge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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