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1 verb
gouge1 [transitive]
to make a deep hole or cut in the surface of something:
He took a knife and gouged a hole in the bottom of the boat.

gouge something ↔ out

phrasal verb
1 to form a hole, space etc by digging into a surface and removing material, or to remove material by digging
gouge something ↔ out of
A rough road had been gouged out of the rock.
30,000 tonnes of slate are gouged out of the mountains every week.

gouge somebody's eyes out

to remove someone's eyes with a pointed weapon

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