bound and gagged


: with hands and feet tied and something (such as a piece of cloth) put into or over the mouth
The hostages were found bound and gagged.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At the center of Davis’ exhibition is a sculpture that portrays Bobby Seale, bound and gagged during the trial of the Chicago 8 in 1969. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2023 The two guards on the morning shift are unable to gain entry to the Gardner as Abath and the second night watchmen remain bound and gagged in the museum’s basement., 29 Mar. 2023 The two men in the truck bed were bound and gagged, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Henri Hollis, ajc, 10 July 2021 Two of the three victims found dead at a Georgia country club were bound and gagged with tape, according to new details released Friday. Antonio Planas, NBC News, 9 July 2021 The third mainline Avengers film opened with Thanos strangling Loki to death while Thor, bound and gagged, watched in horror. Alex Kane, USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2021 Was Bobby Seale really bound and gagged during the trial? Andrea Park, Marie Claire, 19 Oct. 2020 After Seale’s protests about the process, Hoffman orders the sole Black defendant to be bound and gagged, in an American courtroom. oregonlive, 14 Oct. 2020 They were bound and gagged with duct tape and zip ties. USA Today, 19 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Bound and gagged.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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