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Meaning of “gag” - Learner’s Dictionary

gag

verb     /ɡæɡ/ ( present participle gagging, past tense and past participle gagged)
COVER MOUTH [T]
to fasten something over someone's mouth so that they cannot speak: The owners of the house were found bound and gagged in the cellar.Fastening and tyingInterrupting and preventing from speaking
STOP INFORMATION [T]
to prevent someone from giving their opinion or giving information about something: The government is trying to gag the press over the issue.Interrupting and preventing from speaking
ALMOST VOMIT [I]
to feel that you are going to vomit: The sight of the body made him gag.Vomiting and feelings of sickness
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