Definition of Gag

1. Noun. A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter. "Even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

2. Verb. Prevent from speaking out. "They want to gag the prisoners "; "The press was gagged"
Exact synonyms: Muzzle
Generic synonyms: Hush, Hush Up, Quieten, Shut Up, Silence, Still
Derivative terms: Muzzle

3. Noun. Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting.
Exact synonyms: Muzzle
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint
Derivative terms: Muzzle, Muzzle

4. Verb. Be too tight; rub or press. "This neckband is choking the cat"
Exact synonyms: Choke, Fret
Generic synonyms: Compact, Compress, Constrict, Contract, Press, Squeeze
Derivative terms: Choker, Choker

5. 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"
Exact synonyms: Muzzle
Generic synonyms: Bind, Tie
Derivative terms: Muzzle

6. Verb. Make jokes or quips. "The students were gagging during dinner"
Exact synonyms: Quip
Generic synonyms: Jest, Joke
Derivative terms: Quip, Quip

7. Verb. Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake. "He swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
Exact synonyms: Choke, Strangle, Suffocate
Generic synonyms: Hurt, Suffer
Derivative terms: Choking, Suffocation, Suffocative

8. Verb. Cause to retch or choke.
Exact synonyms: Choke
Generic synonyms: Sicken

9. Verb. Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit.
Exact synonyms: Heave, Retch
Derivative terms: Heave, Retch

Definition of Gag

1. v. t. 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. v. i. To heave with nausea; to retch.

3. n. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.

Definition of Gag

1. Abbreviation. group specific antigens ¹

2. 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. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject. ¹

4. Noun. A joke or other mischievous prank. ¹

5. Noun. A convulsion of the upper digestive tract. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex. ¹

7. Verb. (context: U.S. Army slang) To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration). ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive figuratively) To restrain someone's speech without using physical means. ¹

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Definition of Gag

1. to stop up the mouth [v GAGGED, GAGGING, GAGS]

Medical Definition of Gag

1. 1. To retch; to cause to retch or heave. 2. To prevent from talking. 3. An instrument adjusted between the teeth to keep the mouth from closing during operations in the mouth or throat. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gag

gag (current term)
gag law
gag line
gag me with a spoon
gag order
gag orders
gag protein
gag reflex
gag rule

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