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to exploit (another) by charging too much for something

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an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)

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and edge tool with a blade like a trough for cutting channels or grooves

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the act of gouging

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force with the thumb

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obtain by coercion or intimidation

make a groove in

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Few examples exist of greater disagreement between the public and economists than the one over laws outlawing "price gouging" (a term I put in quotation marks, along with "price gougers," because I consider both to be emotionally loaded and misleading, as I explain later in this essay).
But I know the gougers walking around the place and you can't do anything because you can't put the manpower into it.
I have seen price gougers asking as much as $75--$100 for a 500-round brick of ammo at area gun shows.
After Fran, Cleanup Starts; City Targets Price Gougers," Wilmington Morning Star, September 8, 1996.
The editor states that some people compare ticket scalpers to "payday loan sharks and gasoline gougers.
AtmosphErE: 4/5 WhilE the mostly middle-class, and slightly middle-aged, locals are a far cry from the usual band of gougers i gulp back Guinness and cheap cans of cider with on a weekend, it was so refreshing to walk into a bar without a single surly sour puss in sight.
Sweet, light and full of flavour, the gougers (cheesy crab puffs) were a real highlight.
Hand drums were hourglass-shaped and made from immature tree trunks hollowed out with the use of embers and gougers.
Inflation and high levels of engagement of the state in saving capitalism has raised mass discontent from a local protest against local price gougers and profiteers to a national political protest against a class biased state, which ignores deteriorating living standards and concerns itself only with the very rich.
Lawmakers this session, more than any session in recent memory are recognizing the oppression of the poor and moving to help those who have found themselves snared by multiple-opportunity gougers in hundreds of storefronts across our great state," he said.
As the scalpers and gougers see it, they simply are charging whatever the market will bear.
Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist states that the main objective for investigating and prosecuting price gougers is to prevent businesses and/or individuals from taking advantage of consumers' misfortunes.
Tempura king prawns, Roquefort gougers and a tiny glass of chicken and mushroom soup heralded the dining delights to come.
Unleashing the looters, gougers, and carpetbaggers, it also ripped apart the drab curtain hiding the other America from itself.
Of the remaining pool of price gougers, polluters, union-busters, dictator-coddlers, fraudsters, poisoners, deceivers and general miscreants, we chose the following--presented in alphabetical order--as the 10 Worst Corporations of 2004: