|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|
"The press was gagged"
|3.||[ verb ] tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them|
"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
|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|
|6.||[ verb ] make jokes or quips|
"The students were gagging during dinner"
|Related terms:||joke wisecrack|
|7.||[ verb ] be too tight; rub or press|
"This neckband is choking the cat"
|Related terms:||compress choker|
|8.||[ verb ] make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit|
|Related terms:||vomit heave|
|9.||[ noun ] restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting|