Meaning of gag
— v., n. gagged, gag•ging,
- to stop up the mouth of (a person) by putting something in it, thus preventing speech, shouts, etc.
- to restrain by force or authority from freedom of speech; silence.
- to fasten open the jaws of, as in surgical operations.
- to cause to retch or choke.
- to straighten or bend (a bar, rail, etc.) with a gag.
- to retch or choke.
- something put into a person's mouth to prevent speech, shouting, etc.
- any forced or arbitrary suppression of freedom of speech.
- a surgical instrument for holding the jaws open.
- a shaped block of steel used with a press to straighten or bend a bar, rail, etc.
— n., v., gagged, gag•ging.
- a joke, esp. one introduced into a script or an actor's part.
- any contrived piece of wordplay or horseplay.
- to tell jokes or make amusing remarks.
- to introduce gags in acting.
- to play on another's credulity, as by telling false stories.
- to introduce usually comic interpolations into (a script, an actor's part, or the like) (usually fol. by up).
— pl. gag, gags.
- a serranid game fish, Mycteroperca microlepsis, found along the southeastern coast of the U.S.
- any of several related fishes.
- gag (Thesaurus)