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  Definition of gag
  1. restraint put into a person''s mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  2. 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 hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy''s jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
  3. make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
  4. cause to retch or choke
  5. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  6. make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
  7. tie a gag around someone''s mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
  8. be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
  9. prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
Similar Words: muzzle, joke, laugh, jest, jape, heave, retch, choke, strangle, suffocate, quip, fret

 

Hyponyms: belly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riot, dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue story, ethnic joke, funny story, good story, in-joke, one-liner, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sight gag, visual joke

 

Derivational Morphology: muzzle, joke, jest, laugh, express joy, express mirth, quip, heave, retch, suffocation, asphyxiation, choking, wisecrack, crack, sally, epigram, jape, choker, collar, dog collar, neckband, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff

 

Anagrams: Aga

 

 
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