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How to Pronounce Gouging?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Gouging" is [ɡˈa͡ʊd͡ʒɪŋ], [ɡˈa‍ʊd‍ʒɪŋ], [ɡ_ˈaʊ_dʒ_ɪ_ŋ].

"Gouging" in context

Gouging is a term used in several trades and industries, including airfares and finance. It typically refers to the practice of setting prices significantly higher than the market price or norm for a particular service or good. In some cases, gouging can be illegal, as setting a price significantly higher than the accepted or agreed-upon market rate can be seen as price fixing or collusion. Gouging may be seen as unethical, as it often capitalizes on people's need for a service or product, raising prices and taking advantage of a situation to make money unlawfully.

Gouging can occur in several ways.

What are similar-sounding words for Gouging?

Usage over time for Gouging:

This graph shows how "Gouging" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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