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gag

noun [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.

gag

verb  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.
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