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gagging


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  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. 




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