gash

A gash is a deep cut, like a gash on your knee from a biking accident, or a gash in the earth caused by workers who are digging up a broken sewer.

The noun gash describes a wound or cut, so it makes sense that as a verb, gash describes the act of making that wound or cut, as in, people signing up for a knife skills class taught by a chef because they are tired of gashing their fingers when chopping vegetables.

DEFINITIONS OF: gash

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v cut open

Synonyms:
slash
Type of:
cut
separate with or as if with an instrument

n a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument

Synonyms:
slash
Type of:
cut, cutting
the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge

n a wound made by cutting

Synonyms:
cut, slash, slice
Type of:
lesion, wound
an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)

n a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation

Synonyms:
cut
Type of:
furrow
a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
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