GOUGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of GOUGE
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 v.  force with the thumb; make a groove in
Example Sentence:
1  He began to gouge a small pattern in the sand with his cane.
2  To make a Halloween lantern, you first have to gouge out the inside of the pumpkin.
3  He had finished gouging out a cob, and now he fitted a weed stem to it, loaded it with tobacco, and was pressing a coal to the charge and blowing a cloud of fragrant smoke -- he was in the full bloom of luxurious contentment.
4  He took a knife and gouged a hole in the bottom of the boat.
Classic Sentence:
1  How at such an apparently unassailable surface, they contrive to gouge out such symmetrical mouthfuls, remains a part of the universal problem of all things.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
2  Joe scooped his eyes with his disengaged wrist, as if he were bent on gouging himself, but said not another word.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
3  Between a waste of tracks and a raw gouged hill they found poverty in staggering shanties.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII