Definition of gag:
- A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.
- 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.
- Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
- To cause to heave with nausea.
- To heave with nausea; to retch.
- To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
- To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
- 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.
- 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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- "The Northern Iron 1907", George A. Birmingham.
General Conference at its session in Baltimore, in 1840, passed the " Black Gag" law, which forbade colored members of the church to give testimony in church- trials against white members, in any state where they were forbidden to testily in courts.- "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.
- "The Clock Strikes Thirteen", Mildred A. Wirt.