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A joke or an amusing story, especially one forming part of a comedian's act or in a film
“There's a running gag in the film about the way he hires Mexican, Jewish, Spanish and Indian musicians to be sad on America's behalf.”
A piece of cloth put in or over a person's mouth to prevent them from speaking
“I saw slowly that I was staring at an Elf, I struggled once more to get the gag from my mouth, when he gently removed it and silently offered me a taste of water.”
A playful or mischievous act intended as a joke
“… played a gag on their teammate by putting shaving cream in his hat.”
An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject
To experience complete or partial blockage of the windpipe
“He wouldn't go any further, saying that it would jeopardize the case and it could gag him.”
Choke or retch
“Anyway, I returned to my room, and gagged on the ferocious stench.”
To make jokes
“… the actor typically mugs and gags through his movies, but in his latest vehicle he plays it straight.”
“Personally I'd like to see him go the whole hog - bind him, gag him and chuck him into the Thames wearing a pair of concrete boots.”
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