Definitions for GAGgæg
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gaggæg(v.; n.)gagged, gag•ging
(v.t.)to stop up the mouth of (a person) by putting something in it.
to restrain by force or authority from free speech.
to hold open the jaws of, as in surgical operations.
to cause to retch or choke.
(v.i.)to retch or choke.
(n.)something put into a person's mouth to prevent speech, shouting, etc.
any forced or arbitrary suppression of free speech.
a surgical instrument for holding the jaws open.
Origin of gag:
1400–50; late ME: to suffocate; perh. imit. of the sound made in choking
gag*gæg(n.; v.)gagged, gag•ging.
(n.)a joke, esp. one introduced into a script.
any contrived piece of wordplay or horseplay.
(v.i.)to tell jokes or make amusing remarks.
Origin of gag:
1770–80; perh. identical with gag1; cf. ON gagg yelp
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"
restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
prevent from speaking out
"The press was gagged"
choke, gag, fret(verb)
be too tight; rub or press
"This neckband is choking the cat"
tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
make jokes or quips
"The students were gagging during dinner"
gag, choke, strangle, suffocate(verb)
struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
cause to retch or choke
gag, heave, retch(verb)
make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to tie sth around sb's mouth so that they cannot talk
He had been gagged and bound.
to prevent sb from giving information
to gag the newspapers
to almost vomit
The smell of rotten food made him gag.
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.
An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.
A joke or other mischievous prank.
A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
To experience the vomiting reflex.
He gagged when he saw the open wound.
To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration).
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.
To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.
When the financial irregularities were discovered, the CEO gagged everyone in the accounting department.
group specific antigens
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
to pry or hold open by means of a gag
to cause to heave with nausea
to heave with nausea; to retch
to introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3
something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking
a mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat
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
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
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.
- mond snoerAfrikaans
- يُكَمِّم فَم، يُخْرِسArabic
- запушвам устата наBulgarian
- amordaçarPortuguese (BR)
- dát roubík, zacpat ústaCzech
- suud kinni toppimaEstonian
- دهان کسی را بستنFarsi
- laittaa suukapulaFinnish
- לִסתוֹם פִּיו שֶׁל-Hebrew
- मुंह बन्द करनाHindi
- betöm (szájat)Hungarian
- 말못하게 재갈을 물리다Korean
- užkimšti burnąLithuanian
- piespiest klusēt; neļaut runāt; aizbāzt muti (ar vīkšķi)Latvian
- de mond snoerenDutch
- kneble, sette munnkurv påNorwegian
- دهان کسی را بستنPersian
- چوپول، ږلى كول، خوله ورپټول: ( اصطلاح ) ټوكه، ددرواغو قصه، درواغPashto
- a pune căluşRomanian
- вставлять кляпRussian
- zapchať ústaSlovak
- zamašiti ustaSlovenian
- lägga munkavle påSwedish
- ağzını tıkamakTurkish
- 堵住嘴巴Chinese (Trad.)
- вставляти кляп; затикати ротаUkrainian
- منہ میں کچھ رکھ کر خاموش کرناUrdu
- bịt miệngVietnamese
- 堵住...的口，塞物于...的口中Chinese (Simp.)
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