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
  1. verb
    cut open
    synonyms: slash
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    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  2. noun
    a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
    synonyms: slash
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    type of:
    cut, cutting
    the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge
  3. noun
    a wound made by cutting
    synonyms: cut, slash, slice
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    type of:
    lesion, wound
    an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
  4. noun
    a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    synonyms: cut
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    type of:
    furrow
    a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
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