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Noun
Plural for the state of being jocose
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Plural for a piece of cloth put in or over a person's mouth to prevent them from speaking
“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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Plural for an act performed for amusement
“Elvis had pulled a gag on one of the studio engineers, and when Elvis doubled over laughing, he split his pants right down the back.”
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Plural for a joke or an amusing story
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“There's a running gag in the film about the way he hires musicians to be sad on America's behalf.”
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Plural for an order or rule forbidding something, especially discussion of a given subject
“Parents were outraged that the school had placed a gag on information about the teacher.”
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Plural for mischievous play, especially by children
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Plural for an account of a real incident or person, often humorous or interesting
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Plural for a guard, typically made of straps or wire, fitted over an animal's muzzle to stop it biting or feeding
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Plural for a manner or expression that hides one's true character or feelings
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Plural for a distinctive attribute or aspect of something
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Plural for a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behaviour
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Plural for a set performance
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To retch or (nearly) vomit from feeling nauseous
“Their odor was foul, and Adam wanted to gag from the stench.”
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To struggle for breath
“It is infernally hot, and I am about to gag from the smoke.”
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To clog or smother an opening, especially someone's mouth to silence them
“In order to stop him from bringing disgrace upon his relatives, they gag his mouth with a piece of cloth.”
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To silence someone by gagging them, literally or figuratively
“I would not for a moment attempt to gag him or prevent him from speaking his piece.”
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To hamper or hinder the speech, ability or development of
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“It's essentially being used as an effort to gag his ability to exercise his rights.”
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To tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
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“While emptying bin bags, we'd gag and joke about needing gloves.”
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To hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
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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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