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English Dictionary: gag by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
gag
n
  1. a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "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"
    Synonym(s): joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape
  2. restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
    Synonym(s): gag, muzzle
v
  1. prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged" [syn: gag, muzzle]
  2. be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
    Synonym(s): choke, gag, fret
  3. tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
    Synonym(s): gag, muzzle
  4. make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
    Synonym(s): gag, quip
  5. struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
    Synonym(s): gag, choke, strangle, suffocate
  6. cause to retch or choke
    Synonym(s): gag, choke
  7. make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    Synonym(s): gag, heave, retch
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gag \Gag\, v. i.
      1. To heave with nausea; to retch.
  
      2. To introduce gags or interpolations. See {Gag}, n., 3.
            [Slang] --Cornill Mag.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gag \Gag\, n.
      1. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder
            speaking.
  
      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]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gag \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
                                                                              (Transl.).
  
      3. To cause to heave with nausea.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   gag vi.   Equivalent to {choke}, but connotes more disgust.
   "Hey, this is FORTRAN code.   No wonder the C compiler gagged."   See
   also {barf}.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   gag
  
      Equivalent to {choke}, but connotes more disgust. "Hey, this
      is Fortran code.   No wonder the C compiler gagged."   See also
      {barf}.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
  
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