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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 am interested in shows that are not out-and-out gag fests: you see the truth of a broken heart behind them. That is what life is like: it's really funny, you see funny things as soon as you step out of the room, but underneath that is a whole bag of broken hearts. It's that real pain and that real hilarity that makes life so intriguing.
Tamsin Greig

If we can but tear the blindfold of self-deception from our eyes and loosen the gag of self-denial from our voices, we can restore our country to greatness.
Theodore C. Sorensen

Sometimes, you start with the drawing and then the gag comes to you in the middle of it. That is when you start working on the solution of the gag, which is composition, placing, equilibrium, and character design.
Sergio Aragones

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
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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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