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Definition of GAG

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Gag \Gag\, n.
     1. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking. [1913 Webster]

     2. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat. --Lamb. [1913 Webster]

     3. A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion. [Slang]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gag \Gag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gagging}.] [Prob. fr. W. cegio to choke or strangle, fr. ceg mouth, opening, entrance.]
     1. To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to. --Marvell. [1913 Webster]

              The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be gagged, and reason to be hood winked. --Maccaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
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              Mouths gagged to such a wideness.     --Fortescue (Transl.). [1913 Webster]

     3. To cause to heave with nausea.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gag \Gag\, v. i.
     1. To heave with nausea; to retch.
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     2. To introduce gags or interpolations. See {Gag}, n., 3. [Slang] --Cornill Mag. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

234 Moby Thesaurus words for "gag":
     Oregon boat, acoustic tile, acting, antiknock, asphyxiate, baffler, balk, barf, be nauseated, be seasick, be sick, belly laugh, bilbo, blue story, boggle, bond, bonds, bottle up, bridle, bring up, buffoonery, business, camisole, censor, chains, characterization, check, choke, choke off, choke on, chuck up, clamp down on, collar, cork, cork up, crack, crack down on, crush, cuffs, curb, cushion, damp, damp down, dampener, damper, deflate, dirty joke, dirty story, disarm, discourage, disgorge, double entendre, drollery, drown, dumbfound, egest, enchain, ethnic joke, extinguish, fast one, feed the fish, feel disgust, fetter, fun, funny story, gibe, good one, good story, gyves, halter, ham, hammy acting, hamper, hamstring, handcuff, handcuffs, heave, heave the gorge, hoax, hobble, hobbles, hog-tie, hoke, hokum, hold down, hopples, howler, hush, hush-hush, hushcloth, impersonation, inhibit, irons, jape, jest, jestbook, jib, joke, jump on, keck, keep down, keep under, kill, knock out, laugh, leading strings, leash, manacle, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, muffle, muffler, mummery, mute, muzzle, overacting, panic, pantomiming, paralyze, patter, performance, performing, personation, pillory, play, playacting, playing, point, portrayal, pour water on, practical joke, prank, projection, prostrate, puke, pun, put down, put to silence, quash, quell, quench, quiet, quieten, quietener, quip, regurgitate, reins, reject, representation, repress, restrain, restraint, restraints, retch, rib tickler, riot, ruse, sally, scream, scruple, shackle, shush, shut down on, shy, sick joke, sick up, sicken at, sidesplitter, sight gag, silence, silence cloth, silencer, sit down on, sit on, slapstick, smash, smother, soft pedal, soft-pedal, sordine, sordino, sound-absorbing material, soundproofing, soundproofing insulation, sourdine, spew, sport, squash, squelch, stage business, stage directions, stage presence, stanch, stick, stickle, stifle, still, stocks, stop up, story, straightjacket, strain, strait-waistcoat, straitjacket, strangle, stranglehold, strike dumb, stultify, stumble, stunt, subdue, suffocate, suppress, taking a role, tether, throttle, throw up, trammel, trammels, trick, truss up, upchuck, visual joke, vomit, wheeze, wile, wisecrack, witticism, wow, yak, yarn, yoke


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