SKIP TO CONTENT

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
    see moresee less
    type of:
    cut
    separate with or as if with an instrument
  2. noun
    a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
    synonyms: slash
    see moresee less
    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
    see moresee less
    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
    see moresee less
    type of:
    furrow
    a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
Word Family
EDITOR’S CHOICE

Test prep from the experts

Boost your test score with programs developed by Vocabulary.com’s experts.

  • Proven methods: Learn faster, remember longer with our scientific approach.
  • Personalized plan: We customize your experience to maximize your learning.
  • Strategic studying: Focus on the words that are most crucial for success.

SAT/PSAT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 8 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

TOEFL

$29.95
  • Number of words: 500+
  • Duration: 10 weeks or less
  • Time: 1 hour / week

ACT

$29.95
  • Number of words: 700+
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Time: 1 hour / week