Meaning of “gouge” in the English Dictionary

"gouge" in British English

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gougeverb [ T ]

uk /ɡaʊdʒ/ 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 verb(s)

gougenoun [ C ]

uk /ɡaʊdʒ/ us /ɡaʊdʒ/

(Definition of “gouge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gouge" in American English

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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, pointed object:

The bomb had gouged a huge hole 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 foreign money, and the taxi driver gouged us.

(Definition of “gouge” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)