› a device for measuring the amount or size of something: She used a pressure gauge to measure the air pressure in her bicycle tires. The test is simply a gauge of (= a way of judging) how well they will do in college. › A gauge is also a measure of the thickness of a wire or of the opening inside the barrel (= long part) of a gun: a 12-gauge shotgun

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October 22, 2014

We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,