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  6  definitions  found 
 
  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  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gag 
  n  1:  a  humorous  anecdote  or  remark  [syn:  {joke},  {laugh},  {jest}, 
  {jape},  {yak},  {wheeze}] 
  2:  something  put  into  a  person's  mouth  to  prevent  speaking  or 
  shouting  [syn:  {muzzle}] 
  v  1:  prevent  from  speaking  [syn:  {muzzle}] 
  2:  be  too  tight;  rub  or  press;  "This  neckband  is  chocking  the 
  cat"  [syn:  {choke},  {fret}] 
  3:  make  jokes  or  quips;  "The  students  were  gagging  during 
  dinner"  [syn:  {quip}] 
  4:  struggle  for  breath  [syn:  {choke},  {suffocate}] 
  5:  cause  to  retch  or  choke  [syn:  {choke}] 
  6:  choke,  retch,  or  have  a  spasm  causing  one  to  regurgitate 
  [syn:  {heave}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  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  (13  Mar  01)  [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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