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Noun
A joke or an amusing story, especially one forming part of a comedian's act or in a film
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“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.”
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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.”
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An act performed for amusement
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An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject
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The state of being jocose
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Mischievous play, especially by children
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An account of a real incident or person, often humorous or interesting
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A manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
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A distinctive attribute or aspect of something
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A sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behaviour
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A piece of string, cord, or similar used for fastening or tying something
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A set performance
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To experience an obstuction of one's windpipe
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“He wouldn't go any further, saying that it would jeopardize the case and it could gag him.”
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Choke or retch
“Anyway, I returned to my room, and gagged on the ferocious stench.”
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To tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
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To put a gag on (someone)
“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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To remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
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Hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
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