transitive verb gagged, gagging
- to cause to retch or choke
- to put something over or into the mouth of, so as to keep from talking, crying out, etc.
- to keep from speaking or expressing oneself freely, as by intimidation
- to prevent or limit speech in (a legislative body)
- Mech. to choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
ME gaggen, of echoic orig.