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gag1

gag1

 
pronunciation:
gaeg
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gagged, gagging, gags
definition 1: to prevent (someone) from speaking or crying out by securing something across or inside the mouth.
They gagged the prisoners.
similar words:
hush, muffle, silence
definition 2: to prevent from exercising free expression by using force or authority.
The rebels came to power and immediately gagged the press.
synonyms:
censor, muzzle, suppress, throttle
similar words:
burke, silence, stifle
definition 3: to cause to choke or retch.
The bitter taste nearly gagged me.
similar words:
choke, strangle, throttle
definition 4: to hold open the jaws of, as for a surgical procedure.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to choke or retch.
The customer was gagging on a chicken bone.The child coughed so hard that she gagged.
synonyms:
choke, retch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something put across or into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or other sound.
After the men left, she tried to remove the gag from her mouth.
definition 2: a restriction of free expression.
synonyms:
muzzle
similar words:
curb, fetters, injunction, restraint, restriction, shackle, suppression
definition 3: a device used to hold the jaws open, as for a surgical procedure.