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GAG

abbr.
glycosaminoglycan

gag

 (găg)
n.
1. Something forced into or put over the mouth to prevent speaking or crying out.
2. An obstacle to or a censoring of free speech.
3. A device placed in the mouth to keep it open, as in dentistry.
4.
a. A practical joke: played a gag on his roommates.
b. A comic effect or remark. See Synonyms at joke.
5. The act or an instance of gagging or choking.
v. gagged, gag·ging, gags
v.tr.
1. To prevent from speaking or crying out by using a gag.
2. To stop or restrain from exercising free speech: censorship laws aimed at gagging the press.
3. To cause to choke, retch, or undergo a regurgitative spasm.
4. To keep (the mouth) open by using a dental gag.
5. To block off or obstruct (a pipe or valve, for example).
v.intr.
1. To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
2. To make jokes or quips: Your friends are always gagging around.

[From Middle English gaggen, to suffocate, perhaps of imitative origin.]

gag

(ɡæɡ)
vb, gags, gagging or gagged
1. (tr) to stop up (a person's mouth), esp with a piece of cloth, etc, to prevent him or her from speaking or crying out
2. (tr) to suppress or censor (free expression, information, etc)
3. to retch or cause to retch
4. (intr) to struggle for breath; choke
5. (Medicine) (tr) to hold (the jaws) of (a person or animal) apart with a surgical gag
6. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (tr) to apply a gag-bit to (a horse)
7. be gagging for be gagging to slang to be very eager to have or do something
n
8. a piece of cloth, rope, etc, stuffed into or tied across the mouth
9. any restraint on or suppression of information, free speech, etc
10. (Medicine) a surgical device for keeping the jaws apart, as during a tonsillectomy
11. (Parliamentary Procedure) parliamentary procedure another word for closure4
[C15 gaggen; perhaps imitative of a gasping sound]

gag

(ɡæɡ)
n
1. a joke or humorous story, esp one told by a professional comedian
2. a hoax, practical joke, etc: he did it for a gag.
vb, gags, gagging or gagged
3. (intr) to tell jokes or funny stories, as comedians in nightclubs, etc
4. (Theatre) (often foll by up) theatre
a. to interpolate lines or business not in the actor's stage part, usually comic and improvised
b. to perform a stage jest, either spoken or based on movement
[C19: perhaps special use of gag1]

gag1

(gæg)

v. gagged, gag•ging,
n. v.t.
1. to stop up the mouth of (a person) by putting something in it.
2. to restrain by force or authority from free speech.
3. to hold open the jaws of, as in surgical operations.
4. to cause to retch or choke.
v.i.
5. to retch or choke.
n.
6. something put into a person's mouth to prevent speech, shouting, etc.
7. any forced or arbitrary suppression of free speech.
8. a surgical instrument for holding the jaws open.
[1400–50; late Middle English: to suffocate; perhaps imitative of the sound made in choking]
gag′ger, n.

gag2

(gæg)

n., v. gagged, gag•ging. Informal. n.
1. a joke, esp. one introduced into a script.
2. any contrived piece of wordplay or horseplay.
v.i.
3. to tell jokes or make amusing remarks.
[1770–80; perhaps identical with gag1; compare Old Norse gagg yelp]
gag′ger, n.

gag


Past participle: gagged
Gerund: gagging

Imperative
gag
gag
Present
I gag
you gag
he/she/it gags
we gag
you gag
they gag
Preterite
I gagged
you gagged
he/she/it gagged
we gagged
you gagged
they gagged
Present Continuous
I am gagging
you are gagging
he/she/it is gagging
we are gagging
you are gagging
they are gagging
Present Perfect
I have gagged
you have gagged
he/she/it has gagged
we have gagged
you have gagged
they have gagged
Past Continuous
I was gagging
you were gagging
he/she/it was gagging
we were gagging
you were gagging
they were gagging
Past Perfect
I had gagged
you had gagged
he/she/it had gagged
we had gagged
you had gagged
they had gagged
Future
I will gag
you will gag
he/she/it will gag
we will gag
you will gag
they will gag
Future Perfect
I will have gagged
you will have gagged
he/she/it will have gagged
we will have gagged
you will have gagged
they will have gagged
Future Continuous
I will be gagging
you will be gagging
he/she/it will be gagging
we will be gagging
you will be gagging
they will be gagging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gagging
you have been gagging
he/she/it has been gagging
we have been gagging
you have been gagging
they have been gagging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gagging
you will have been gagging
he/she/it will have been gagging
we will have been gagging
you will have been gagging
they will have been gagging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gagging
you had been gagging
he/she/it had been gagging
we had been gagging
you had been gagging
they had been gagging
Conditional
I would gag
you would gag
he/she/it would gag
we would gag
you would gag
they would gag
Past Conditional
I would have gagged
you would have gagged
he/she/it would have gagged
we would have gagged
you would have gagged
they would have gagged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gag - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughtergag - 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"
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
gag line, punch line, tag line, laugh line - the point of a joke or humorous story
howler, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow, belly laugh, riot, scream - a joke that seems extremely funny
blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story - an indelicate joke
ethnic joke - a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny, funny remark, funny story, good story - an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line); "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"
in-joke - a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-liner - a one-line joke
shaggy dog story - a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick joke - a joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual joke - a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
2.gag - restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
constraint, restraint - a device that retards something's motion; "the car did not have proper restraints fitted"
Verb1.gag - prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
2.gag - be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
constrict, compress, contract, compact, press, squeeze - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
3.gag - tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
tie, bind - fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; "They tied their victim to the chair"
4.gag - make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
jest, joke - tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
5.gag - struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
suffer, hurt - feel pain or be in pain
6.gag - cause to retch or choke
sicken - make sick or ill; "This kind of food sickens me"
7.gag - make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

gag

1
noun
1. muzzle, tie, restraint His captors had put a gag of thick leather in his mouth.
verb
1. silence, muffle, muzzle, quieten, stifle, stop up I gagged him with a towel.
2. suppress, silence, subdue, muffle, curb, stifle, muzzle, quieten a journalist who claimed he was gagged by his bosses
3. retch, choke, heave I knelt by the toilet and gagged.
be gagging for something or be gagging to do something crave, want, desire, long for, yearn for, be desperate for, cry out for (informal), thirst for, hunger for, lust after, be eager for, be dying for, would give your eyeteeth for Men everywhere are gagging for a car like this.

gag

2
noun (Informal) joke, crack (slang), funny (informal), quip, pun, jest, wisecrack (informal), sally, witticism He made a gag about bald men.

gag

noun
Words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Informal: funny.
Slang: ha-ha.
verb
To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
Translations
كِمامَهيَخْتَنِقيُكَمِّم فَم، يُخْرِس
dát roubíkdusit seroubíkzacpat ústa
have opkastningsfornemmelserknebelkneble
pilavitsi
betömelnémítszájpecek
keflakeflikúgast
ギャグ
springtiužkimšti burną
aizbāzt mutineļaut runātpiespiest klusētrīstītiessprūds
náplasťzabehnúťzapchať ústa
zamašiti usta
ağzını tıkamaköğürmektıkaç

gag

[gæg]
A. N
1. (over mouth) → mordaza f (Parl) → clausura f
the new law will effectively put a gag on the free pressen efecto la nueva ley va a poner una mordaza a la prensa libre
2. (= joke) → chiste m; (= hoax) → broma f; (= gimmick) → truco m publicitario
it's a gag to raise fundses un truco para recaudar fondos
B. VT [+ prisoner] → amordazar (fig) → amordazar, hacer callar (Parl) → clausurar
C. VI (= retch) → tener arcadas
to gag on [+ food] → atragantarse con
to be gagging for itestar calentón or cachondo

gag

[ˈgæg]
n
(over mouth)bâillon m
(= joke) → gag m
vt
[+ prisoner] → bâillonner
to be gagged (= prevented from speaking) → être muselé
vi
(= choke) → étouffer
to gag on sth → s'étouffer avec qch
to be gagging to do sth > → crever d'envie de faire qch

gag

n
Knebel m; (Med) → Mundsperre f; to put a gag on the pressdie Presse mundtot machen
(= joke)Gag m
vtknebeln; (Med) → die Mundsperre einlegen (+dat); (fig) personzum Schweigen bringen; press etcmundtot machen, knebeln
vi
(= joke)Witze machen; (comedian)Gags machen; …, he gagged…, witzelte er
(= retch)würgen (→ on an +dat)
to be gagging for something (inf)scharf auf etw (acc)sein; to be gagging for it (sl)geil wie Bock sein (sl)

gag

[gæg]
1. n
a. (over mouth) → bavaglio
b. (fam) (joke) → battuta, gag f inv
2. vt (silence, prisoner) → imbavagliare
3. vi (choke) → soffocare; (retch) → avere conati di vomito

gag

(gӕg) past tense, past participle gagged verb
1. to prevent (a person) talking or making a noise, by putting something in or over his mouth. The guards tied up and gagged the prisoners.
2. to choke and almost be sick.
noun
something which is put in or over a person's mouth to prevent him talking or making a noise.

gag

n. abrebocas, instrumento para mantener la boca abierta durante ciertas intervenciones quirúrgicas;
___ reflexreflejo de arqueada.

gag

vt (pret & pp gagged; ger gagging) (también to make [someone] —) provocar el reflejo nauseoso (p. ej., con un depresor); It gagged him..It made him gag..Le provocó el reflejo nauseoso; vi tener el reflejo nauseoso; She gagged..Tuvo el reflejo nauseoso.
References in classic literature ?
Dimmesdale, who smiled -- nay, almost laughed at them -- and then wondered if he was gag mad.
Take that gag from his mouth, and let us hear what he can say for himself.
She used often to envy me, and said it was all the fault of breaking in, and the gag bit in London, that her mouth was not so perfect as mine; and then old Sir Oliver would say, "There, there
Don Quixote, seeing them examining him so attentively, and that none of them spoke to him or put any question to him, determined to take advantage of their silence; so, breaking his own, he lifted up his voice and said, "Worthy sirs, I entreat you as earnestly as I can not to interrupt an argument I wish to address to you, until you find it displeases or wearies you; and if that come to pass, on the slightest hint you give me I will put a seal upon my lips and a gag upon my tongue.
Then he rolled him over and stuffed a gag of the same material between his teeth, securing it with a strip wound about the back of his victim's head.
Nevertheless, when the name of the king was now and then uttered unthinkingly amid all these cardinal jests, a sort of gag seemed to close for a moment on all these jeering mouths.
Have you cords to bind him with and a gag to stop his mouth?
So then we waited about the small fire, and the dead air in the room presently filled and pressed down upon us with the sensation(but words are useless here) as though some dumb and bound power were striving against gag and bond to deliver its soul of an articulate word.
In a minute we had torn off the gag, unswathed the bonds, and Mrs.
On entering the room their first proceeding must have been to gag Mr.
He had opened his mouth to answer the hermit, when the mouth was stopped and the voice strangled by a strong, soft gag suddenly twisted round his head like a tourniquet.
When I awoke suddenly it was to find a half-dozen powerful men upon me, a gag already in my mouth, and a moment later my arms and legs securely bound.