NounGag (plural Gags)
- A device to restrain speech, such as a rag in the mouth secured with tape or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or strap.
- (law) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject..
- A joke or other mischievous prank.
- A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
- (intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.
- He gagged when he saw the open wound.
- (Can we clean up(+) this sense?) (U.S. Army, slang) To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration).
- (transitive) To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.
- The victims could not speak because the burglar had gagged them with duct tape.
- (transitive, figuratively) To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.
- When the financial irregularities were discovered, the CEO gagged everyone in the accounting department.
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- Rhymes: -æɡ
Gag m. (plural Gags)