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Definition 1: restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) a device that retards something's motion

"the car did not have proper restraints fitted"

Definition 2: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where gag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

(... is a kind of gag ) a joke in bad taste

(... is a kind of gag ) a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness

(... is a kind of gag ) a one-line joke

(... is a kind of gag ) a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people

(... is a kind of gag ) an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)

"she told a funny story" "she made a funny"

(... is a kind of gag ) a joke at the expense of some ethnic group

(... is a kind of gag ) an indelicate joke

(... is a kind of gag ) a joke that seems extremely funny

(... is a kind of gag ) a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)

(gag is a part of ...) the point of a joke or humorous story

Definition 3: struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake - [verb of body]

Samples where gag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he swallowed a fishbone and gagged

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) feel pain or be in pain

Definition 4: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit - [verb of body]

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

Definition 5: cause to retch or choke - [verb of body]

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) make sick or ill

"This kind of food sickens me"

Definition 6: make jokes or quips - [verb of communication]

Samples where gag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The students were gagging during dinner

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) tell a joke; speak humorously

"He often jokes even when he appears serious"

Definition 7: be too tight; rub or press - [verb of contact]

Samples where gag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This neckband is choking the cat

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

Definition 8: tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them - [verb of contact]

Samples where gag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

Definition 9: prevent from speaking out - [verb of perception]

Samples where gag or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The press was gagged

Synonyms for gag in the sense of this definition

(gag is a kind of ...) cause to be quiet or not talk

"Please silence the children in the church!"

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