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English noun: gouge

1. gouge (attribute) an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

Synonymsdent, ding, nick

Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar

Narrower (hyponym)dig

2. gouge (artifact) and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves

Broader (hypernym)edge tool

3. gouge (act) the act of gouging

Broader (hypernym)creating by removal

English verb: gouge

1. gouge (contact) force with the thumb

SamplesGouge out his eyes.

Synonymsforce out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mar, mutilate

2. gouge (possession) obtain by coercion or intimidation

SamplesThey extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss.
They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him.

Synonymsextort, rack, squeeze, wring

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something from somebody

Broader (hypernym)fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, soak, surcharge

Narrower (hyponym)bleed

3. gouge (contact) make a groove in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

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