gag Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "gag" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

gagnoun [C]

 us   /ɡæɡ/

gag noun [C] (PIECE OF CLOTH)

a piece of cloth that is put over or in a person’s mouth to stop the person from speaking, shouting, or calling for help: The thieves tied him to a chair and put a gag over his mouth.

gag noun [C] (JOKE)

infml a joke, or an amusing trick: He used to write gags for a talk-show host.

gagverb

 us   /ɡæɡ/ (-gg-)

gag verb (ALMOST VOMIT)

[I] to experience the sudden, uncomfortable feeling in the throat and stomach that makes you feel that you are going to vomit: The smell of burning rubber made him gag.

gag verb (COVER WITH PIECE OF CLOTH)

[T] to put a piece of cloth over or in a person's mouth to stop the person from speaking, shouting, or calling for help: He was left bound and gagged until the next morning.
(Definition of gag from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of gag?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “gag”

Definitions of “gag” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
hurdle

a frame or fence for jumping over in a race

Word of the Day

When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
When’s dinner? (Words for different meals)
by Kate Woodford,
July 22, 2015
Here at ‘About Words’ we’re always happy to get ideas for posts that we could write. A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on the language of meals and we thought this an excellent idea. If you are reading this post and have an idea for a topic or

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More