- verb to cut something out
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- noun a flat, relatively large dent that has no hard contours so it can be reshaped by shrinking using heat or with a hammer and dolly
- A cutting chisel having a long, curved blade and used for hollowing out wood, or for making holes, channels, or grooves in wood or stone.
- noun a surgical instrument like a chisel, used to cut bone
- noun a tool used to impress decorative lines on a book cover
- verb to intimidate, damage, do down. A business term of the 1980s.
Origin & History of “gouge”
may be of Celtic origin
– a resemblance to forms such
as Welsh gylf
‘beak’ and Cornish gilb
‘borer’ has been noted. But its earliest positively identifiable ancestor
, whose Old French descendant gouge
was borrowed by English