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Meaning & Definition of Gag in English

English

Gag

/gæg/

noun

1. A humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • joke
  • ,
  • gag
  • ,
  • laugh
  • ,
  • jest
  • ,
  • jape

2. Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • muzzle

verb

1. Prevent from speaking out

  • "The press was gagged"
    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • muzzle

2. Be too tight

  • Rub or press
  • "This neckband is choking the cat"
    synonym:
  • choke
  • ,
  • gag
  • ,
  • fret

3. Tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them

  • "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • muzzle

4. Make jokes or quips

  • "The students were gagging during dinner"
    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • quip

5. Struggle for breath

  • Have insufficient oxygen intake
  • "He swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • choke
  • ,
  • strangle
  • ,
  • suffocate

6. Cause to retch or choke

    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • choke

7. Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit

  • Strain to vomit
    synonym:
  • gag
  • ,
  • heave
  • ,
  • retch