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  Dictionary Definition of gag

gag [1]
verb ( gagged, gagging )

-- verb (t)
1. to stop up the mouth so as to prevent sound or speech.
2. to restrain by force or authority from freedom of speech or expression.
3. (in parliament) to close (a debate) when some members still wish to speak.
4. to fasten open the jaws of, as in surgical operations.
-- verb (i)
5. to retch, as with nausea.
-- noun
6. something thrust into or bound around the mouth to prevent speech.
7. forceful or authoritative suppression of freedom of speech.
8. (in parliament) closure of debate when some members still wish to speak.
9. a surgical instrument for holding the jaws open.
[probably imitative of the sound of choking]
-- gagger, gagster, noun