Associations to the word «Gag»


GAG, abbreviation. Group specific antigens
GAG, noun. 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.
GAG, noun. (legal) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.
GAG, noun. A joke or other mischievous prank.
GAG, noun. A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
GAG, noun. (archaic) A mouthful that makes one retch or choke.
GAG, verb. (intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.
GAG, verb. (transitive) To cause to heave with nausea.
GAG, verb. (Can we clean up([1]) this sense?) (U.S. Army) (slang) To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until he "gags" (usually spoken in exaggeration).
GAG, verb. (transitive) To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.
GAG, verb. (transitive) (figuratively) To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.
GAG, verb. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
GAG A MAGGOT, verb. (US) (slang) To cause great disgust or nausea.
GAG ORDER, noun. (legal) An order issued by a court prohibiting specified persons from discussing a case outside limitations set by the court.
GAG ORDER, noun. (informal) Any directive from a person in authority prohibiting another person from speaking about a certain thing.
GAG ORDERS, noun. Plural of gag order
GAG REFLEX, noun. A reflex contraction of the back of the throat, evoked by touching the soft palate.
GAG REFLEXES, noun. Plural of gag reflex
GAG REIN, noun. A rein for drawing the bit upward in the horse's mouth.
GAG RUNNER, noun. A loop on the throatlatch guiding the gag rein.
GAG STORE, noun. Joke shop

Dictionary definition

GAG, noun. 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".
GAG, noun. Restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting.
GAG, verb. Prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged".
GAG, verb. Be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat".
GAG, verb. Tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair".
GAG, verb. Make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner".
GAG, verb. Struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged".
GAG, verb. Cause to retch or choke.
GAG, verb. Make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit.

Wise words

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