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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gaggæg(v.; n.)gagged, gag•ging

  1. (v.t.)to stop up the mouth of (a person) by putting something in it.

  2. to restrain by force or authority from free speech.

  3. to hold open the jaws of, as in surgical operations.

    Category: Surgery

  4. to cause to retch or choke.

    Category: Physiology

  5. (v.i.)to retch or choke.

    Category: Physiology

  6. (n.)something put into a person's mouth to prevent speech, shouting, etc.

  7. any forced or arbitrary suppression of free speech.

  8. a surgical instrument for holding the jaws open.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of gag:

1400–50; late ME: to suffocate; perh. imit. of the sound made in choking

gag′ger

gag*gæg(n.; v.)gagged, gag•ging.

  1. (n.)a joke, esp. one introduced into a script.

    Category: Informal

  2. any contrived piece of wordplay or horseplay.

    Category: Informal

  3. (v.i.)to tell jokes or make amusing remarks.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of gag:

1770–80; perh. identical with gag1; cf. ON gagg yelp

gag′ger

Princeton's WordNet

  1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(noun)

    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 his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

  2. gag, muzzle(verb)

    restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

  3. gag, muzzle(verb)

    prevent from speaking out

    "The press was gagged"

  4. choke, gag, fret(verb)

    be too tight; rub or press

    "This neckband is choking the cat"

  5. gag, muzzle(verb)

    tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them

    "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"

  6. gag, quip(verb)

    make jokes or quips

    "The students were gagging during dinner"

  7. gag, choke, strangle, suffocate(verb)

    struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

    "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

  8. gag, choke(verb)

    cause to retch or choke

  9. gag, heave, retch(verb)

    make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gag(verb)æg

    to tie sth around sb's mouth so that they cannot talk

    He had been gagged and bound.

  2. gagæg

    to prevent sb from giving information

    to gag the newspapers

  3. gagæg

    to almost vomit

    The smell of rotten food made him gag.

Wiktionary

  1. gag(Noun)

    A device to restrain speech, such as a rag in the mouth secured with tape or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or strap.

  2. gag(Noun)

    An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.

  3. gag(Noun)

    A joke or other mischievous prank.

  4. gag(Noun)

    A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.

  5. gag(Verb)

    To experience the vomiting reflex.

    He gagged when he saw the open wound.

  6. gag(Verb)

    To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration).

  7. gag(Verb)

    To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.

    The victims could not speak because the burglar had gagged them with duct tape.

  8. gag(Verb)

    To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.

    When the financial irregularities were discovered, the CEO gagged everyone in the accounting department.

  9. gag(Abbreviation)

    group specific antigens

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gag(verb)

    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

  2. Gag(verb)

    to pry or hold open by means of a gag

  3. Gag(verb)

    to cause to heave with nausea

  4. Gag(verb)

    to heave with nausea; to retch

  5. Gag(verb)

    to introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3

  6. Gag(noun)

    something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking

  7. Gag(noun)

    a mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat

  8. Gag(noun)

    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

Freebase

  1. Gag

    A gag is usually a device designed to prevent speech, often as a restraint device to stop the subject from calling for help. This is usually done by blocking the mouth, partially or completely, or attempting to prevent the tongue, lips, or jaw from moving in the normal patterns of speech. They are often less effective in reality than in crime fiction. They carry a strong risk of killing the victim by suffocation. The more "effective" a gag appears to be, the more hazardous it is: for example, duct tape is fairly effective but is hazardous if for some reason the subject cannot breathe freely through the nose. The use of gags is commonly depicted in crime fiction, particularly in comics and novels. It it also often used in movies, such as Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequel Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Very rarely, courts have been known to gag unruly defendants; Bobby Seale was the most famous case. Occasionally a cloth over-the-mouth gag is used not to prevent speech but to keep dust and aerosols out of the lungs.


Translations for GAG

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gag(verb)

to prevent (a person) talking or making a noise, by putting something in or over his mouth

The guards tied up and gagged the prisoners.

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