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Definition of gash verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gash

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡæʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gash
BrE BrE//ɡæʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæʃ//
 
he / she / it gashes
BrE BrE//ˈɡæʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæʃɪz//
 
past simple gashed
BrE BrE//ɡæʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæʃt//
 
past participle gashed
BrE BrE//ɡæʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡæʃt//
 
-ing form gashing
BrE BrE//ˈɡæʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæʃɪŋ//
 
 
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gash something/somebody to make a long deep cut in something, especially a person’s skin He gashed his hand on a sharp piece of rock. She was gashed in the face with a broken bottle. He had gashed his hand quite badly on some broken glass. He came back from the rugby match having gashed his head. Word Origin Middle English garse, from Old French garcer ‘to chap, crack’, perhaps based on Greek kharassein ‘sharpen, scratch, engrave’. The current spelling is recorded from the mid 16th cent.
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