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gag

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gag

  1. 1 something said or done to cause laughter <the movie featured a gag involving a chicken driving a car that audiences thought was hysterically funny> Synonyms boff (or boffo), boffola, crack, drollery, funny, joke, giggle [chiefly British], jape, jest, josh, laugh, nifty, one-liner, pleasantry, quip, rib, sally, waggery, wisecrack, witticism, yuk (or yuck also yak or yock) [slang]Related Words funning, joking, wisecracking; knee-slapper, panic [slang], riot, scream, thigh-slapper; antic, buffoonery, caper, leg-pull, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, prank, trick; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, mockery, parody, put-on, riff; banter, kidding, persiflage, raillery, repartee; drollness, facetiousness, funniness, hilariousness, humorousness; comedy, humor, wit, wordplay

  2. 2 a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke <the timeworn gag of asking a tobacconist if he has “Prince Albert in a can”> Synonyms antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, prank, jest, knavery, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine(s), trick, waggeryRelated Words skylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile




gag

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gag

  1. 1 to discharge the contents of the stomach through the mouth <the terrible smell of rotting fish made me gag> Synonyms barf, vomit, heave, hurl, puke, retch, spew, spit up, throw up, upchuckRelated Words disgorge, regurgitate; eject, expel; nauseate

  2. 2 to experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe <took a bite that was too large and began to gag> Synonyms choke, suffocateRelated Words heave, retch, throw up, vomit; asphyxiate, smother, stifleNear Antonyms breathe, respire; expire, inspire

  3. 3 to make jokes <the actor typically mugs and gags through his movies, but in his latest vehicle he plays it straight> Synonyms banter, chaff, fool, fun, joke, jape, jest, jive, jolly, josh, kid, quip, wisecrack, yuk (or yuck) [slang]Related Words gibe (or jibe), haze, jeer, mock, rag, rally, razz, rib, ridicule, tease; caricature, lampoon, parody, satirize; amuse, divert, entertain




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