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Definitions of gag

  1. cause to retch or choke
  2. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; " he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  3. be too tight; rub or press; " This neckband is choking the cat"
  4. restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  5. make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
  6. make jokes or quips; " The students were gagging during dinner"
  7. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; " he told a very funny joke"; " he knows a million gags"; " thanks for the laugh"; " he laughed unpleasantly at hisown jest"; " even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  8. tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; " The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
  9. prevent from speaking out; " The press was gagged"
  10. To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to.
  11. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
  12. To cause to heave with nausea.
  13. To heave with nausea; to retch.
  14. To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
  15. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
  16. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.
  17. A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion.
  18. Something placed in the mouth to hinder speech.
  19. To stop the mouth of; silence by physical force or by law.
  20. To strain, as in the effort to vomit.
  21. Gagged.
  22. Gagging.
  23. To forcibly stop the mouth: to silence.
  24. Gagging; pa. p. gagged.
  25. Something thrust into the mouth or put over it to enforce silence.
  26. Something thrust into the mouth to hinder speech.
  27. To apply a gag to; to silence.
  28. To silence by force; nauseate or be nauseated.
  29. Any appliance for preventing utterance; any restraint upon speech.
  30. Something nauseating.
  31. Something thrust into the month to prevent speaking.
  32. To stop the mouth by thrusting something into it; to silence forcibly.
  33. Something put into the mouth to hinder speaking.
  34. To hinder speaking by thrusting something into the mouth, or in any other way.
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Usage examples for gag

  1. " Now loosen the gag and let him talk! – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  2. Do you believe all that gag about the bank and the bundle? – Jan of the Windmill by Juliana Horatia Ewing
  3. But gag me first." – The Rangeland Avenger by Max Brand
  4. The point, or the gag, of a two- act is very much like that of the monologue. – Writing for Vaudeville by Brett Page
  5. She was making sounds through her gag, her eyes desperate. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  6. A Northern man, he could gag and bind Kansas and force her into slavery against the will of her citizens. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  7. " " G " " Gag; i. – The Esperantist, Complete by Various
  8. The man was bound hand and foot, and a heavy gag was secured in his widely forced open mouth. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. What's the gag, Dad? – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  10. One of the boys has put a sign up on our billet and it says Noahs Ark on it and maybe you have heard that old gag Al about the big flood that everybody was drownded only Noah and his folks and a married couple of every kind of animals in the world and they wasn't drownded because Noah had a Ark for them to get in out of the wet. – The Real Dope by Ring Lardner
  11. Or the gag goes on again. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  12. This measure seemed so efficacious that a decree from the Parlement de Rouen, issued on the 13th of March, 1745, ordered the application of a gag, or bit, for three hours every day, to the cattle under treatment. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  13. Then Brandt took the gag from Bute's mouth, and he groaned, cursed, and pleaded by turns. – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  14. The two men commenced to do as he told them and very soon had the straps off me, then they carried me between them towards the door after firmly securing the gag in my mouth. – A Queen's Error by Henry Curties
  15. " If either of you speak another word," said the half- caste smoothly, " I'll gag you till you choke." – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  16. That's an old gag. – The Depot Master by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. There was a yellow gag in her mouth; and her hands and feet were bound together with blue cords. – Arsene Lupin by Edgar Jepson Maurice Leblanc
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