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      gouge
      n. gúbia
      v.
      1. tallar o esculpir (amb una gúbia)
      2. traure, arrancar (un ull amb un dit)
      A psychiatric patient who gouged out both of his eyes. Un malalt mental que es va arrancar tots dos ulls.
      3. (informal) extorsionar, extorquir, estafar.
      Do you think oil companies have gouged consumers? ¿Creieu que les companyies petrolieres han extorquit els consumidors?

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment -

        I must admit that when I saw the entry 'gouge' > 'gúbia', I had to look at a few online dictionaries to convince myself that there was in fact such a thing as an implement called a 'gouge'. It would appear that there is (I guess I've just never come across one before).

        However, I would suggest that we also add another two, perhaps more frequent, meanings of 'gouge' as a noun which would be:

        1. 'a groove or deep hole in a surface'
        (e.g. 'There's a big gouge in this wall').

        2. the noun resulting from meaning number 3 which Jaume gives for the verb (extorsionar / extorquir / estafar)
        (e.g. 'Gas gouge continues despite oil price drops')

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        Linda Oxnard added a comment - I must admit that when I saw the entry 'gouge' > 'gúbia', I had to look at a few online dictionaries to convince myself that there was in fact such a thing as an implement called a 'gouge'. It would appear that there is (I guess I've just never come across one before). However, I would suggest that we also add another two, perhaps more frequent, meanings of 'gouge' as a noun which would be: 1. 'a groove or deep hole in a surface' (e.g. 'There's a big gouge in this wall'). 2. the noun resulting from meaning number 3 which Jaume gives for the verb (extorsionar / extorquir / estafar) (e.g. 'Gas gouge continues despite oil price drops')

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          • Assignee:
            Linda Oxnard
            Reporter:
            Jaume Ortolà i Font
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