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left to right: hollow, parting, and fluting gouges
1. A chisel with a blade that has a rounded, angled, or troughlike indentation along its length.
a. A scooping or digging action, as with such a chisel.
b. A groove or hole scooped with or as if with such a chisel.
3. Informal A large amount, as of money, exacted or extorted.
tr.v. gouged, goug·ing, goug·es
1. To cut or scoop out with or as if with a gouge: "He began to gouge a small pattern in the sand with his cane" (Vladimir Nabokov).
a. To force out the eye of (a person) with one's thumb.
b. To thrust one's thumb into the eye of.
3. Informal To extort from.
4. Slang To swindle.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin gubia, variant of gulbia, of Celtic origin.]
1. a person or tool that gouges
2. dialect Irish a low-class city lout
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|Noun||1.||gouger - an attacker who gouges out the antagonist's eye|
|2.||gouger - a person who swindles you by means of deception or fraud|
card shark, card sharp, card sharper, cardsharp, cardsharper, sharper, sharpie, sharpy - a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games
clip artist - a swindler who fleeces the victim
beguiler, cheater, deceiver, trickster, slicker, cheat - someone who leads you to believe something that is not true