UnivSource.com - Your Most Comprehensive Source for Information on Universities
  Web UnivSource.com

You're Here : UnivSource Home > Vocabulary Builder (Beta Version)

The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

gouge (verb) charge unreasonably excess.

When a person forces you to pay an unfairly high price for a commodity or service they gouge you. The scarcity of a commodity may prompt people to gouge you, that is, the scarcity of a commodity may encourage the sellers to force you to pay an unjustly high price for it.

  • In view of the huge rush for the show, the organizers are trying to gouge the audience by charging three or four times the normal rates of admission.
  • The public demanded that the government crackdown on the racketeers who had been gouging the public three or four times the normal price of the scarce item.
Useful Links
Download Our iPhone App
Download Our Android App
Earn Your Degree Online
Earn Your Art & Design Degree Online
Earn Your Business Degree Online
Earn Your Culinary Degree Online
Earn Your Education Degree Online
Earn Your Health Care Degree Online
Earn Your Law & Justice Degree Online
Earn Your Psychology Degree Online
Earn Your Technicians Degree Online
Earn Your Technology Degree Online
US Universities by Name
US Universities by Program
US Universities by State
Canadian Universities by Name
Canadian Universities by Region

Last Modified : 11-May 2009
Best viewed with 1024 x 768 resolution & Microsoft Internet Explorer