"gouged" in the verb sense
1. gouge, force out
force with the thumb
"gouge out his eyes"
2. extort, squeeze, rack, gouge, wring
obtain by coercion or intimidation
"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"
"They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
3. rout, gouge
make a groove in
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