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Gag meaning

gag - 13 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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 hisown jest"; " even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  2. 2. tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; " The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
  3. 3. prevent from speaking out; " The press was gagged"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
  6. 6. To cause to heave with nausea.
  7. 7. To heave with nausea; to retch.
  8. 8. To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
  9. 9. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
  10. 10. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Something thrust into the mouth to hinder speech.
  13. 13. To apply a gag to; to silence.

gag - examples of usage

  1. The gag is a piece of wood which fits in the animal's mouth; a cord passes over the head to hold it in place. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. What do you think of this gag now? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. Don't try to work the surprised gag on me!" - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
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