gouge-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Make grooves or divets in the surface of, possibly with the result of destroying.

Commentary: Includes: GOUGE OUT

Her spiked heels gouged the wood floor.
He gouged out his eyes.
Contractors accidentely gouged the substrate.

VerbNet: carve-21.2-1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: gouge.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
gouge_out 1

Sense Number 2: Obtain by coercion, intimidation, or through theft.

They gouged money from the owner.
The court gouged him for half his worth.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: gouge.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2