- 1goose somebody to touch or squeeze somebody’s bottom Jack goosed her as she reached for a file.
- 2goose something (along/up) (North American English) to make something move or work faster The government has done everything possible to goose the economy along. Word Origin Old English gōs, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch gans and German Gans, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin anser and Greek khēn.
BrE BrE//ɡuːs//; NAmE NAmE//ɡuːs//(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they goose
BrE BrE//ɡuːs//; NAmE NAmE//ɡuːs//he / she / it gooses
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːsɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːsɪz//past simple goosed
BrE BrE//ɡuːst//; NAmE NAmE//ɡuːst//past participle goosed
BrE BrE//ɡuːst//; NAmE NAmE//ɡuːst//-ing form goosing
BrE BrE//ˈɡuːsɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡuːsɪŋ//