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gag

noun (n)

  • a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter (noun.communication)
    Synonym: jape, jest, joke, laugh
    Example:
    He knows a million gags.
    source: wordnet30
  • restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: muzzle
    source: wordnet30
  • Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • prevent from speaking out (verb.perception)
    Example:
    The press was gagged.
    source: wordnet30
  • be too tight; rub or press (verb.contact)
    Synonym: choke, fret
    source: wordnet30
  • tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair.
    source: wordnet30
  • make jokes or quips (verb.communication)
    Synonym: quip
    Example:
    The students were gagging during dinner.
    source: wordnet30
  • struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake (verb.body)
    Example:
    He swallowed a fishbone and gagged.
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to retch or choke (verb.body)
    Synonym: choke
    source: wordnet30
  • make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit (verb.body)
    Synonym: heave, retch
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To heave with nausea; to retch. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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