1. [ noun ] a humorous anecdote or remark
Synonyms: joke jest jape yak wheeze laugh
Related terms: wit dirty_joke shaggy_dog_story ethnic_joke belly_laugh one-liner funny_story sick_joke sight_gag in-joke punch_line joke joke
2. [ verb ] prevent from speaking out
Synonyms: muzzle

"The press was gagged"

Related terms: hush
3. [ verb ] tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
Synonyms: muzzle

"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"

Related terms: tie
4. [ verb ] struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
Synonyms: choke strangle suffocate

"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"

Related terms: suffer asphyxiation
5. [ verb ] cause to retch or choke
Synonyms: choke
Related terms: sicken
6. [ verb ] make jokes or quips
Synonyms: quip

"The students were gagging during dinner"

Related terms: joke wisecrack
7. [ verb ] be too tight; rub or press
Synonyms: choke fret

"This neckband is choking the cat"

Related terms: compress choker
8. [ verb ] make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
Synonyms: retch heave
Related terms: vomit heave
9. [ noun ] restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
Synonyms: muzzle
Related terms: restraint
Similar spelling:   gage