- A cloth gag was put over his mouth to stop him from speaking.
- She tried to scream, but the gag prevented it once again.
- To her immense satisfaction, the gag did nothing to prevent the volume of her yelling, only muffled and garbled it.
- Tim the Rev had picked up on the notion that the codification is intended to put a political gag on charities, and Peter said that the draft legislation had no such intent.
- The government's official gag on further public discussion of the principal's death only adds to the impression that this is not an isolated case.
- However, the latest gag prevents users from discussing any aspect of the program.
verb (gags, gagging, gagged)
- Detectives were today hunting an armed gang who bound and gagged a couple before stealing a large amount of cash.
- Three men from the crew lurched forward, bounding and gagging the man tightly.
- A postmaster bound and gagged by two masked robbers during a dawn raid on his village store has told police he wants to quit his job.
- This is just an attempt to gag me and stop me from doing my job on behalf of the ratepayers of Manukau City.
- He said, you know, ultimately, I think there is something here and so I'm going to gag Michael with respect to the information that he has.
- The London High Court made an order gagging the researcher from disclosing court testimony about his research into PIN number security.
- But there's somebody who either gagged on a spoon, or somebody was choking on a fork, or somebody stuck something too far in the back of their throat.
- Anyway, I returned to my room, and gagged on the ferocious stench.
- I'd gone outside to have a cigarette in the morning and gagged on my smoke.
- I'm gagging for the next episode.
- It also looks wonderful, and if you like wine, you'll be gagging for a glass by the end!
- Once you smell the hops and barley cooking in the mash tuns, or whatever brewers do, you'll be gagging for a pint of the finished product.
Middle English: perhaps related to Old Norse gagháls 'with the neck thrown back', or imitative of a person choking.
Words that rhyme with gagbag, blag, brag, Bragg, crag, dag, drag, flag, hag, jag, lag, mag, nag, quag, rag, sag, scrag, slag, snag, sprag, stag, swag, tag, wag, zag
- We're looking for jokes, gags, funny stories, pictures, whatever, but they must be your original work.
- One of the film's funniest jokes is a running gag involving a car radio stuck on a 1980s soft rock revival station.
- Bearing in mind the other critical sin of giving away some of the best puns and visual gags in film history to readers who may not have seen them, all I will say is that the answer is yes, a thousand times yes.
Mid 19th century (originally theatrical slang): of unknown origin.
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