Definition of Gouge out
1. Verb. Make gouges into a surface. "The woman's spiked heels gouged out the wooden floor"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Gouge Out
gouge out (current term)
Literary usage of Gouge out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"D, section of a pebble which has protected the rock matrix in its lee (a), and has caused the ice to gouge out this matrix on the thrust side (&). ..."
2. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1902)
"The females gouge out a hole in the fruit buds and lay their eggs singly therein, from which within about a week there hatch small white worms or grubs, ..."
3. The Medical and Surgical Reporter (1893)
"I find a sinus with a roughened surface on the face of the bone, and I shall gouge out this opening first, as the bone is quite soft. ..."
4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"(NED) 1797 [The Georgians] can keep Negro slaves, race horses, gouge out eyes,.... and be honored in the land.—Mass. Spy, July 12. ..."