Gag meaning

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To cause to retch or choke.
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Something forced into or put over the mouth to prevent speaking or crying out.
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A device placed in the mouth to keep it open, as in dentistry.
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To keep (the mouth) open by using a dental gag.
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To cause to choke, retch, or undergo a regurgitative spasm.
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To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
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Glycosaminoglycan.
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To put something over or into the mouth of, so as to keep from talking, crying out, etc.
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To gag is defined as to choke or wretch, or to prevent someone from speaking.

When you stick your finger down your throat and you start to wretch and vomit, this is an example of a time when you gag.

When you stick a piece of tape over someone's mouth so he cannot scream, this is an example of gag.

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The definition of a gag is a prank or a joke, or something placed over a person's mouth to stop him from making noise, or a restriction that prevents free speech.

A prank where you put a whoopie cushion on someone's chair is an example of a gag.

A balled-up sock stuffed into the mouth of a kidnap victim so he cannot scream is an example of a gag.

When the judge in a high-profile case orders the parties not to talk to the press about the case, this is an example of a gag.

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An obstacle to or a censoring of free speech.
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The act or an instance of gagging or choking.
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To stop or restrain from exercising free speech.

Censorship laws aimed at gagging the press.

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To block off or obstruct (a pipe or valve, for example).
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To make jokes or quips.

Your friends are always gagging around.

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To keep from speaking or expressing oneself freely, as by intimidation.
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To prevent or limit speech in (a legislative body)
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(mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
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To retch or choke.
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(informal) To make a gag or gags; joke.
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Something put into or over the mouth to prevent talking, crying out, etc.
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Any restraint of free speech.
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A device for holding the jaws open for dental work or for any surgery inside the mouth.
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A device placed in the mouth to keep it open, as in dentistry.
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The act or an instance of gagging or choking.
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To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
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To keep the mouth open by using a dental gag.
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Glycosaminoglycan.
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Group specific antigens.
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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.
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(law) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.
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A joke or other mischievous prank.
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A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
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(archaic) A mouthful that makes one retch or choke.

A gag of mutton fat.

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(intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.

He gagged when he saw the open wound.

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To cause to heave with nausea.
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(U.S. Army, slang) To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration).
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To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.

The victims could not speak because the burglar had gagged them with duct tape.

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(figuratively) To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.

When the financial irregularities were discovered, the CEO gagged everyone in the accounting department.

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To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
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To prevent from speaking or crying out by using a gag.
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Origin of gag

  • From Middle English gaggen to suffocate perhaps of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition