Gouging
Bouge Bouge, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gouged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gouging}.] 1. To scoop out with a gouge. [1913 Webster]

2. To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb. [K S.] [1913 Webster]

Note: A barbarity mentioned by some travelers as formerly practiced in the brutal frays of desperadoes in some parts of the United States. [1913 Webster]

3. To cheat in a bargain; to chouse. [Slang, U. S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Gouging — can be:*The action of cutting or scooping with a gouge *Price gouging *Eye gouging or Fish hooking in violent altercations or combat sports …   Wikipedia

  • Gouging — Gouging. См. Выдалбливание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • gouging — n. cutting with a chisel; digging out (i.e. eye, splinter, etc.); swindling, defrauding, cheating (Slang) gaÊŠdÊ’ n. type of chisel; fraud, extortion v. cut with a chisel; force out, scoop out (i.e. an eye, splinter, etc.); swindle, defraud …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gouging — /ˈgaʊdʒɪŋ/ (say gowjing) noun (in football) the offence of poking one s finger in an opponent s eye. {goug(e) + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • gouging — Cutting of a groove in the surface of a metal using a gas cutting torch of an arc air cutting outfit …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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  • Gouging abrasion — Gouging abrasion. См. Грубое истирание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Eye-gouging (rugby union) — For the general concept, see Eye gouging. Eye gouging is a serious offence in rugby union where a player uses hands or fingers to inflict pain in an opponent s eyes. The game s laws refer to it as contact with eyes or the eye area of an opponent… …   Wikipedia

  • Price gouging — is a pejorative term for a seller pricing much higher than is considered reasonable or fair. In precise, legal usage, it is the name of a felony that applies in some of the United States only during civil emergencies. In less precise usage, it… …   Wikipedia

  • Eye-gouging — is the act of pressing or tearing the eye using the fingers, other bodyparts, or instruments. Eye gouging involves a very high risk of permanent eye injury, such as visual impairment. It is disallowed in combat sports, but some self defense… …   Wikipedia

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