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gouge

Pronunciation: /gaʊdʒ/

Translation of gouge in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (tool) gubia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A chisel, two gouges, jewelers' shears, and the plane blade were made in Sheffield.
    • A pod auger requires a starting hole which usually is made with a gouge or chisel.
    • The students are cautioned to cut away from themselves because the gouge blades are sharp.
    1.2 (groove) boquete (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The knife in my hands slipped when the wagon hit a rut, nicking a rogue gouge from the piece of wood I was absently whittling down to a toothpick.
    • Regular inspection helps workers to screen for equipment that may have been weakened by corrosion, leakage, pitting, dents or gouges.
    • Old carpet samples or large pieces of cardboard are great for sliding appliances out of position, while at the same time, protecting the floor from gouges or scratches.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 2 [person] (American English/inglés norteamericano) extorsionar

Phrasal verbs

gouge out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
sacar*, arrancar* to gouge sb's eyes out sacarle* los ojos a algn he gouged out a groove in the wood hizo una ranura en la madera

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