IPA: gˈæg


  • A device to restrain speech, such as a rag in the mouth secured with tape or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or strap.
  • (law) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.
  • (figurative) Any suppression of freedom of speech.
  • A joke or other mischievous prank.
  • (film) a device or trick used to create a practical effect; a gimmick
  • A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
  • (archaic) A mouthful that makes one retch or choke.
  • (archaic, slang, uncountable) Unscripted lines introduced by an actor into his part.
  • Mycteroperca microlepis, a species of grouper.
  • Abbreviation of group-specific antigen. [The genetic material that codes for the structural protein of a retrovirus.]


  • (intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.
  • (transitive) To cause to heave with nausea.
  • (transitive) To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.
  • (transitive) To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
  • (transitive, figuratively) To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.
  • (transitive, intransitive) To choke; to retch.
  • (transitive, intransitive, obsolete, slang) To deceive (someone); to con.
  • (transitive, intransitive, slang, LGBT) To astonish (someone); (to cause someone) to be at a loss for words; to leave speechless; to be left speechless.

Examples of "gag" in Sentences

  • The gag received an uproarious reception.
  • This was one of the running gags of the parody.
  • The air was thick with the gagging scent of decay.
  • The “Colbert Report” gag is getting very tiresome.
  • The spies tie and gag the pilots and hijack the plane.
  • More Woody: The title gag goes as follows | FreakyTrigger
  • Seriously though, your gag is just spamming up the place.
  • Dissenters call the plot ridiculous and the gags tiresome.
  • The misogyny present throughout the comic is gag inducing.
  • There are gags and reels galore at Eastgate film festival.
  • (A Lion King sight gag is one of the pilot episode's best.)
  • With gag after gag this comedy plays out in a harebrained fashion.
  • A long running gag is that Garfield is a ravenous and gluttonous eater.
  • The gags are plenty as the Gophers continue to outwit their canine nemesis.
  • March 23rd, 2010 at 9: 36 pm glamourdammerung says: hunt, the borat gag is getting old.
  • I was too young to realize that the title gag was about drugs, but I still thought it was hilarious.
  • Thus as the NDTV has rightly said - "Orissa cops have taken the term gag order to a new level altogether."
  • I dont know what the old bear gag is but i like to take empty rifle bullets and throw them in the fire when everyone is watching!
  • These two have an awesome rapport, and we think you'll agree that the last one featuring a funny "it was all a dream" gag is the best.

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