Gag - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting (syn: muzzle)
- be too tight; rub or press (syn: choke, fret)
- tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them (syn: muzzle)
- make jokes or quips (syn: quip)
- struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake (syn: choke, strangle, suffocate)
- cause to retch or choke (syn: choke)
- make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit (syn: heave, retch)
The government is trying to gag the press.
...the terrible smell of rotting fish made me gag...
The movie relies on simpleminded gags for laughs.
They hid his clothes as a gag.
They tied up the hostages and put gags in their mouths.
The government is trying to put a gag on the press.
The foul smell made her gag.
He almost gagged on his first mouthful of food.
Thugs gagged her and tied her to a chair.
He left his victim bound and gagged (=tied up and with something over their mouth that stops them speaking).
He told a few gags.
It was a bit of a running gag (=a joke which is repeated) in the show.
The press was gagged
The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair
The students were gagging during dinner
present participle: gagging
past tense: gagged
past participle: gagged