Definition of Gag in English :

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Gag meaning in English

Meaning of Gag in English

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1. gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh

a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

Example Sentences:
'he told a very funny joke'
'he knows a million gags'
'thanks for the laugh'
'he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest'
'even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point'

2. gag, muzzle

restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting


3. gag, muzzle

prevent from speaking out

Example Sentences:
'The press was gagged'

4. choke, fret, gag

be too tight; rub or press

Example Sentences:
'This neckband is choking the cat'

5. gag, muzzle

tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them

Example Sentences:
'The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair'

6. gag, quip

make jokes or quips

Example Sentences:
'The students were gagging during dinner'

7. choke, gag, strangle, suffocate

struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake

Example Sentences:
'he swallowed a fishbone and gagged'

8. choke, gag

cause to retch or choke

9. gag, heave, retch

make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verbWord forms: gags, gagging or gagged
1. (transitive)
to stop up (a person's mouth), esp with a piece of cloth, etc, to prevent him or her from speaking or crying out
2. (transitive)
to suppress or censor (free expression, information, etc)
to retch or cause to retch
4. (intransitive)
to struggle for breath; choke
5. (transitive)
to hold (the jaws) of (a person or animal) apart with a surgical gag
6. (transitive)
to apply a gag-bit to (a horse)
7.  be gagging for
a piece of cloth, rope, etc, stuffed into or tied across the mouth
any restraint on or suppression of information, free speech, etc
a surgical device for keeping the jaws apart, as during a tonsillectomy
11. parliamentary procedure another word for closure (sense 4)
a joke or humorous story, esp one told by a professional comedian
a hoax, practical joke, etc
he did it for a gag
verbWord forms: gags, gagging or gagged
3. (intransitive)
to tell jokes or funny stories, as comedians in nightclubs, etc
4. (often foll by up) theatre
to interpolate lines or business not in the actor's stage part, usually comic and improvised
to perform a stage jest, either spoken or based on movement

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verb transitiveWord forms: gagged or ˈgagging
to cause to retch or choke
to put something over or into the mouth of, so as to keep from talking, crying out, etc.
to keep from speaking or expressing oneself freely, as by intimidation
to prevent or limit speech in (a legislative body)
5.  Mechanics
to choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
verb intransitive
to retch or choke
7.  Informal
to make a gag or gags; joke
something put into or over the mouth to prevent talking, crying out, etc.
9.  US
any restraint of free speech
a device for holding the jaws open for dental work or for any surgery inside the mouth
a comical remark or act; joke, as one interpolated by an actor on the stage
a practical joke or hoax

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of gag
1. Something forced into or put over the mouth to prevent speaking or crying out.
2. An obstacle to or a censoring of free speech.
3. A device placed in the mouth to keep it open, as in dentistry.
a. A practical joke: played a gag on his roommates.
b. A comic effect or remark. See Synonyms at joke.
5. The act or an instance of gagging or choking.
v. gagged, gag·ging, gags
1. To prevent from speaking or crying out by using a gag.
2. To stop or restrain from exercising free speech: censorship laws aimed at gagging the press.
3. To cause to choke, retch, or undergo a regurgitative spasm.
4. To keep (the mouth) open by using a dental gag.
5. To block off or obstruct (a pipe or valve, for example).
1. To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
2. To make jokes or quips: Your friends are always gagging around.

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