gagging gagging

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  2. (n) restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  3. (v) prevent from speaking out
  4. (v) be too tight; rub or press
  5. (v) tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
  6. (v) make jokes or quips
  7. (v) struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
  8. (v) cause to retch or choke
  9. (v) make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

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News

  • Keith Reber on trial for murder of Bryan Smith -- man he left tied to a tree

    He's accused of gagging a man, tying him to a tree, and leaving him to die. But was it murder or simply revenge gone too far?  This week, a Pottsville jury will decide. Keith Reber, 49, faces life in prison. On the first day of his murder trial Monday, jurors heard two videotaped confessions.  In them, Reber told a state trooper he only meant to "teach [the victim] a lesson." The alleged crime ...
    on June 25, 2013     Source: WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

Quotes

  1. "I almost did a gagarooney there," said Williams, explaining: "Basically, you know gagging."
    on Jan 24, 2007 By: Serena Williams Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "What would it mean? It would mean the world. It would mean everything," Casey said. "It's been a long time since a European has won any major let alone a US Open. The British press and especially the European press are gagging for it. They...
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Paul Casey Source: Daily Mail

  3. "I can safely say it's a carry-over," guard Bobbie Williams said. "We had some - not lolly-gagging, but just kind of going through the motions a little bit in practice, speaking for myself. And stuff carries over. We've got to correct that,...
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Bobbie Williams Source: International Herald Tribune

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