gouge gouge  /ˈɡaʊdʒ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)
  2. (n) and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves
  3. (n) the act of gouging
  4. (v) force with the thumb
  5. (v) obtain by coercion or intimidation
  6. (v) make a groove in

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Usage(s):

  1. The gouge was determined to be of a size and in a location that would not create danger to the crew or ship.
  2. Two days after liftoff, a gouge is discovered on the underside of the space shuttle.
  3. There is no easy way to fix the gouge in the Shuttle Endeavour.

News

  1. Tiger's first round a painful, sluggish one at US Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Tiger Woods said his left wrist was fine. It's his game that was hurting him Thursday in the U.S. Open. Woods finished only 10 holes in the rain-delayed first round at Merion, spending far too much time trying to gouge out of the thick rough with a wedge.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Tahlequah Daily Press

  2. A sluggish, painful start for Tiger Woods

    ARDMORE, PA. (AP) - Tiger Woods said his left wrist was fine. It's his game that was hurting him Thursday in the U.S. Open. Woods finished only 10 holes in the rain-delayed first round at Merion, spending far too much time trying to gouge out of the thick rough with a ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Tiger Woods struggles with game, wrist injury

    Woods finished only 10 holes in the rain-delayed first round at Merion, spending far too much time trying to gouge out of the thick rough with a wedge. On at least four occasions, he was either flexing or shaking his left hand after the forceful shots.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit News

Quotes

  1. "It's clearly a white object sitting atop the wooden floor," said Jackson. "He said it was a gouge. Is he lying or is he incompetent? That is not a gouge."
    on May 23, 2007 By: Alan Jackson Source: FOXNews

  2. "If anyone casts and evil eye on democracy, we will gouge out their eyes," Mr. Zardari told supporters of his party in Bhutto's hometown of Naudero in the southern province of Sindh.
    on Dec 27, 2009 By: Asif Ali Zardari Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "The large price tag of this settlement should serve as a warning that we will crack down on any manufacturers around the world that choose to gouge consumers through illegal price-fixing schemes," Brown said.
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Jerry Brown Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

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