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  • n  a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    he knows a million gags
  • n  restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
  • v  prevent from speaking out
    The press was gagged
  • v  be too tight; rub or press
  • v  tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
    The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair
  • v  make jokes or quips
    The students were gagging during dinner
  • v  struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
    he swallowed a fishbone and gagged
  • v  cause to retch or choke
  • v  make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit

  • Jaded with press-agentry is Miami, but fortnight ago her citizens were stirred by a new publicity gag turned loose upon them by the McCann-Erickson advertising agency.
  • The Wareian "gag" completed itself in my head: the dish on the window sill, and me alone on the couch in my underwear staring at Jessica Alba.
  • The gag order itself became the story instead.
News & Articles


  • Jerry Seinfeld in USA Today
    Seinfeld, 56, also said when asked about the June 10 incident, "I wish her the best. You take one 'A' off of that and you've got gag. I don't know what these young people think or how they promote their careers."
  • Joachim Loew in The Sun
    He said: "I'm not driven by superstition but the coaching staff want me to wear the blue sweater because we always score four goals when I do. It is becoming almost a running gag. People keep going on about it. I'm not even allowed to wash it now...
  • Ricky Gervais in
    Gervais told the crowd, "Well done Winslet. I told you, do a Holocaust movie and the awards come, didn't I? Trouble is with Holocaust films is there's never any gag reel on the DVDs."

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