Translation of "gag" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ɡæɡ/ us

a piece of cloth that is tied around a person’s mouth or put inside it in order to stop the person from speaking, shouting, or calling for help

Her hands and feet were tied and a gag placed over her mouth.

informal a joke or funny story, especially one told by a comedian (= person whose job is to make people laugh)

I did a few opening gags about the band that had played before me.

US a trick played on someone or an action performed to entertain other people

verb uk /ɡæɡ/ us -gg-

to experience the sudden uncomfortable feeling of tightness in the throat and stomach that makes you feel like you are going to vomit

hacer arcadas, atragantarse
Just the smell of liver cooking makes me gag.
I tried my best to eat it but the meat was so fatty I gagged on it.

to put a gag on someone’s mouth to put a piece of cloth over or inside someone’s mouth to stop the person from speaking, shouting or calling for help

He was bound and gagged and left in a cell for three days.

to prevent a person or organization from talking or writing about a particular subject

silenciar, amordazar
The media has obviously been gagged because nothing has been reported.

(Translation of “gag” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ɡӕɡ/ (past tense, past participle gagged)

to prevent (a person) talking or making a noise, by putting something in or over his mouth

The guards tied up and gagged the prisoners.

to choke and almost be sick

dar arcadas, tener náuseas
The food was so bad that it made you want to gag.

(Translation of “gag” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)