gouge

From Wiktionary

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
gouge

Plural
gouges

  1. (countable) A gouge is a cut or groove that is left by something sharp.
  2. (countable) (slang) A gouge is a cheat or fraud.

Verb[change]

Plain form
gouge

Third-person singular
gouges

Past tense
gouged

Past participle
gouged

Present participle
gouging

  1. If you gouge something, you make a groove, cut, or hole by scooping in it.
  2. If you gouge someone, you cheat or charge them with an unfair or unreasonable high price.