Definitions for: Gag


[n] restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
[n] a humorous anecdote or remark
[v] make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
[v] cause to retch or choke
[v] struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
[v] make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
[v] be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
[v] prevent from speaking



Webster (1913) Definition: Gag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gagged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Gagging.] [Prob. fr. W. cegio to choke or strangle, fr. ceg
mouth, opening, entrance.]
1. 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. --Marvell.

The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be
gagged, and reason to be hood winked. --Maccaulay.

2. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.

Mouths gagged to such a wideness. --Fortescue
(Transl.).

3. To cause to heave with nausea.


Gag, v. i.
1. To heave with nausea; to retch.

2. To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
[Slang] --Cornill Mag.


Gag, n.
1. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder
speaking.

2. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag
of mutton fat. --Lamb.

3. 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. [Slang]



Gag rein (Harness), a rein for drawing the bit upward in
the horse's mouth.

Gag runner (Harness), a loop on the throat latch guiding
the gag rein.

Synonyms: choke, choke, fret, heave, jape, jest, joke, laugh, muzzle, muzzle, quip, retch, strangle, suffocate, wheeze, yak

See Also: belly laugh, blue joke, blue story, compact, compress, constraint, constrict, contract, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, funny story, gag line, good story, howler, humor, humour, hurt, hush, hush up, in-joke, jest, joke, laugh line, one-liner, press, punch line, quieten, restraint, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, shut up, sick joke, sicken, sidesplitter, sight gag, silence, squeeze, still, suffer, tag line, thigh-slapper, visual joke, wit, witticism, wittiness, wow

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