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Meaning of GAG

Pronunciation:  gag

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  2. [n]  a humorous anecdote or remark
  3. [v]  make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
  4. [v]  cause to retch or choke
  5. [v]  struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
  6. [v]  make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
  7. [v]  be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
  8. [v]  prevent from speaking

GAG is a 3 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: choke, choke, fret, heave, jape, jest, joke, laugh, muzzle, muzzle, quip, retch, strangle, suffocate, wheeze, yak
 See Also: belly laugh, blue joke, blue story, compact, compress, constraint, constrict, contract, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, funny story, gag line, good story, howler, humor, humour, hurt, hush, hush up, in-joke, jest, joke, laugh line, one-liner, press, punch line, quieten, restraint, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, shut up, sick joke, sicken, sidesplitter, sight gag, silence, squeeze, still, suffer, tag line, thigh-slapper, visual joke, wit, witticism, wittiness, wow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gagged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gagging}.] [Prob. fr. W. cegio to choke or strangle, fr. ceg
    mouth, opening, entrance.]
    1. To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to
       hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by
       violence; not to allow freedom of speech to. --Marvell.
             The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be
             gagged, and reason to be hood winked. --Maccaulay.
    2. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
             Mouths gagged to such a wideness.     --Fortescue
    3. To cause to heave with nausea.
  2. \Gag\, v. i.
    1. To heave with nausea; to retch.
    2. To introduce gags or interpolations. See {Gag}, n., 3.
       [Slang] --Cornill Mag.
  3. \Gag\, n.
    1. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder
    2. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag
       of mutton fat. --Lamb.
    3. A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the
       stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some
       seasonable or local allusion. [Slang]
    {Gag rein} (Harness), a rein for drawing the bit upward in
       the horse's mouth.
    {Gag runner} (Harness), a loop on the throat latch guiding
       the gag rein.
Computing Dictionary

Equivalent to choke, but connotes more disgust. "Hey, this is Fortran code. No wonder the C compiler gagged." See also barf.

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Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are gagging indicates that you are not able to express yourself in how you really feel about a situation. Alternatively, this dream may forewarn that you need to keep quiet before you put your foot in your mouth.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A macromolecule found on the surface of eukaryotic cells which is thought to play a role in the cell's recognition of other cells or of a substrate. It consists of a network of long, branched chains made up of repeating units of disaccharides which contain amino groups.
  2. A protein component of the capsid of a retrovirus which can act as group-specific antigens to the host.
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