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Dictionary definition for: Gag

1. (n) 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"

2. (v) prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"

3. (n) restraint put into a person''s mouth to prevent speaking or shouting

4. (v) be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"

5. (v) tie a gag around someone''s mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"

6. (v) make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"

7. (v) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

8. (v) cause to retch or choke

9. (v) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

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