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Definition of gouge:

  1. A bookbinder's tool for blind tooling or gilding, having a face which forms a curve.
  2. A chisel, with a hollow or semicylindrical blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.; a similar instrument, with curved edge, for turning wood.
  3. An incising tool which cuts forms or blanks for gloves, envelopes, etc. from leather, paper, etc.
  4. Imposition; cheat; fraud; also, an impostor; a cheat; a trickish person.
  5. Soft material lying between the wall of a vein aud the solid vein.
  6. The act of scooping out with a gouge, or as with a gouge; a groove or cavity scooped out, as with a gouge.
  7. To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away ( from); to tear away; to wring ( from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.


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