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Definition of Gag

Gag

  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.
  2. To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
  3. To cause to heave with nausea.
  4. To heave with nausea; to retch.
  5. To introduce gags or interpolations. See Gag, n., 3.
  6. Something thrust into the mouth or throat to hinder speaking.
  7. A mouthful that makes one retch; a choking bit; as, a gag of mutton fat.
  8. 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 Quotations

In the end, everything is a gag.
Charlie Chaplin

I just don't want to live like I used to. And at some point, I'm going to put a gag order on myself in terms of talking about the past. I've got to slam the door and deal with the present and the future.
Charlie Sheen

I read every book about Buster Keaton and Chaplin to see how they worked - it's all about dedication, tunnel vision, pursuit of perfection, getting the gag right.
Paul Merton

My dream in life is to write the one gag that makes everyone in the world laugh.
Jim Davis

Presenting the Oscars was the most nerve-racking job I have ever done in show business. It's very much a live show: they have comedy writers waiting in the wings, and as you come off between presentations, they hand you an appropriate gag to tell.
Michael Caine
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Gag Translations

gag in Dutch is moppen tappen
gag in French is gag
gag in German is Witz, knebeln
gag in Latin is iocus
gag in Norwegian is knebel, kneble, vits
gag in Spanish is chanza, broma, burla, mordaza, amordazar
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