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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

gaggedgag·ging

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
GAGGER Defined for Kids

1gag

verb \ˈgag\
gaggedgag·ging

Definition of GAG for Kids

1
:  to stop from speaking or crying out by or as if by covering or blocking the mouth
2
:  to vomit or feel like vomiting <The horrible smell almost made me gag.>
3
:  choke 2 <He gagged on his hot dog.>

2gag

noun

Definition of GAG for Kids

1
:  something covering or blocking the mouth especially to prevent speaking or crying out
2
:  something said or done to make other people laugh

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