"gashes" in the noun sense
1. cut, gash, slash, slice
a wound made by cutting
"he put a bandage over the cut"
2. cut, gash
a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
3. slash, gash
a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
"gashes" in the verb sense
1. slash, gash
"she slashed her wrists"
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