Gag

Definition of Gag

v. t.1.To stop the mouth of, by thrusting sometimes in, so as to hinder speaking; hence, to silence by authority or by violence; not to allow freedom of speech to.
[imp. & p. p. Gagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gagging .]
The time was not yet come when eloquence was to be gagged, and reason to be hood winked.
- Maccaulay.
2.To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
Mouths gagged to such a wideness.
- Fortescue (Transl.).
3.To cause to heave with nausea.
v. i.1.To heave with nausea; to retch.
2.To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
n.1.Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
2.A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.
3.A speech or phrase interpolated offhand by an actor on the stage in his part as written, usually consisting of some seasonable or local allusion.
Gag rein
(Harness) a rein for drawing the bit upward in the horse's mouth.
Gag runner
(Harness) a loop on the throat latch guiding the gag rein.

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