gag

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1gag

verb \ˈgag\

: to put something (such as a piece of cloth) into or over a person's mouth in order to prevent that person from speaking, calling for help, etc.

: to prevent (someone) from speaking freely or expressing opinions

: to vomit or feel as if you are about to vomit : to feel as if what is in your stomach is going to come up into your mouth

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Full Definition of GAG

transitive verb
1
a :  to restrict use of the mouth of by inserting a gag
b :  to prevent from exercising freedom of speech or expression
c :  to pry or hold open with a gag
2
:  to provide or write quips or pranks for <gag a show>
3
:  to choke or cause to retch
intransitive verb
1
a :  choke; also :  to suffer a throat spasm that makes swallowing or breathing difficult
b :  retch
2
:  to be unable to endure something :  balk
3
:  to make quips
gag·ger noun

Examples of GAG

  1. The government is trying to gag the press.
  2. <the terrible smell of rotting fish made me gag>

Origin of GAG

Middle English gaggen to strangle, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1509

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with GAG

2gag

noun

: something said or done to make people laugh

: something done as a playful trick

: something (such as a piece of cloth) that is put into or over someone's mouth in order to prevent speech

Full Definition of GAG

1
:  something thrust into the mouth to keep it open or to prevent speech or outcry
2
:  an official check or restraint on debate or free speech <a gag rule>
3
:  a laugh-provoking remark or act
4
:  prank, trick

Examples of GAG

  1. The movie relies on simpleminded gags for laughs.
  2. They hid his clothes as a gag.
  3. They tied up the hostages and put gags in their mouths.
  4. The government is trying to put a gag on the press.

First Known Use of GAG

1530

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

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