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English noun: gag

1. gag (communication) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter


SamplesHe told a very funny joke.
He knows a million gags.
Thanks for the laugh.
He laughed unpleasantly at his own jest.
Even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point.


Synonymsjape, jest, joke, laugh


Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness


Narrower (hyponym)belly laugh, blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story, ethnic joke, funny, funny remark, funny story, good story, howler, in-joke, one-liner, riot, scream, shaggy dog story, sick joke, sidesplitter, sight gag, thigh-slapper, visual joke, wow


Part holonymgag line, laugh line, punch line, tag line

2. gag (artifact) restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting


Synonymsmuzzle


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint


English verb: gag

1. gag (perception) prevent from speaking out


SamplesThe press was gagged.


ExamplesThey want to gag the prisoners


Synonymsmuzzle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hush, hush up, quieten, shut up, silence, still

2. gag (contact) be too tight; rub or press


SamplesThis neckband is choking the cat.


Synonymschoke, fret


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

3. gag (contact) tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them


SamplesThe burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair.


Synonymsmuzzle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bind, tie

4. gag (communication) make jokes or quips


SamplesThe students were gagging during dinner.


Synonymsquip


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)jest, joke

5. gag (body) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake


SamplesHe swallowed a fishbone and gagged.


Synonymschoke, strangle, suffocate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hurt, suffer

6. gag (body) cause to retch or choke


Synonymschoke


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)sicken

7. gag (body) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit


Synonymsheave, retch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s









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