joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(noun)
a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
"he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
prevent from speaking out
"The press was gagged"
choke, gag, fret(verb)
be too tight; rub or press
"This neckband is choking the cat"
drop dead, strangle, pop off, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, rub, clog, rankle, conk, eat away, asphyxiate, eat into, erode, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, chafe, quip, go, scratch, heave, pass, choke off, fuss, die, suffocate, niggle, gall, exit, congest, scrag, grate, retch, stifle, fray
tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
make jokes or quips
"The students were gagging during dinner"
gag, choke, strangle, suffocate(verb)
struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake
"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
drop dead, strangle, pop off, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, halter, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, strangulate, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, quip, hamper, go, heave, pass, choke off, cramp, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle, retch, stifle
cause to retch or choke
drop dead, strangle, pop off, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, muzzle, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, quip, go, heave, pass, choke off, die, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, retch, stifle
gag, heave, retch(verb)
make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
warp, heave up, muzzle, choke, cat, heft, fret, honk, barf, sick, heave, chuck, puke, cast, heft up, spue, vomit, purge, regorge, puff, buckle, billow, vomit up, gasp, upchuck, disgorge, suffocate, pant, spew, strangle, regurgitate, throw up, be sick, retch, quip, surge
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How to use gag in a sentence?
In the end, everything is a gag.
Authorities ought to protect, not gag journalists on the job.
This could become an instrument for the government to gag those who criticize the president.
To me it was a gag order — 'Here's some hush money, don't ever say Darrien's name again,'.
He hit some really heavy subjects but then brought you out of that emotional moment with a cutting gag.
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- Witz, Maulkorberlass, mundtot machen, würgen, Gag, KnebelGerman
- amordazar, mordazaSpanish
- kakistella, pila, vitsi, suukapuloida, suukapula, yökätä, suukapulamääräys, kepponenFinnish
- bâillonner, haut-le-coeur, bâillon, haut-le-cœurFrench
- glas-ghuibScottish Gaelic
- bavaglio, scenetta, trovataItalian
- prop, muilkorf, knevelen, kokhalzenDutch
- få kväljningar, kväljning, munkavleSwedish
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