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Definition of gag:

  1. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.
  2. 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.
  3. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
  4. To cause to heave with nausea.
  5. To heave with nausea; to retch.
  6. To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
  7. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
  8. To show mirth, satisfaction, or derision, by peculiar movement of the muscles of the face, particularly of the mouth, causing a lighting up of the face and eyes, and usually accompanied by the emission of explosive or chuckling sounds from the chest and throat; to indulge in laughter.
  9. 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.


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