HyperDic: gag

English > 9 senses of the word gag:
NOUNcommunicationgag, joke, laugh, jest, japea humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
artifactgag, muzzlerestraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
VERBperceptiongag, muzzleprevent from speaking out
contactgag, choke, fretbe too tight
contactgag, muzzletie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
communicationgag, quipmake jokes or quips
bodygag, choke, strangle, suffocatestruggle / struggle for breath
bodygag, chokecause to retch or choke
bodygag, heave, retchmake an unsuccessful effort to vomit
gag > pronunciation
Soundsgae'g
RhymesAg ... zigzag: 32 rhymes with aeg...
English > gag: 9 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter.
Example "he knows a million gags"
Synonymsjoke, laugh, jest, jape
Partspunch line, laugh line, gag line, tag lineThe point of a joke or humorous story
Narrowerbelly laugh, sidesplitter, howler, thigh-slapper, scream, wow, riotA joke that seems extremely funny
dirty joke, dirty story, blue joke, blue storyAn indelicate joke
ethnic jokeA joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny story, good story, funny remark, funnyAn account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
in-jokeA joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-linerA one-line joke
shaggy dog storyA long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick jokeA joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual jokeA joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
Broaderwit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Spanishbroma, chanza, chiste, gracia, jocosidad, ocurrencia
Catalanacudit, agudesa, broma, gràcia, ocurrència, sortida
Nounsgagstersomeone who writes comic material for public performers
Verbsgagmake jokes or quips
English > gag: 9 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningrestraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting.
Synonymmuzzle
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
Spanishmordaza
Catalanmordassa
Verbsgagtie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
gagprevent from speaking out
English > gag: 9 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningprevent from speaking out.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThey want to gag the prisoners
Example"The press was gagged"
Synonymmuzzle
Broaderhush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush upCause to be quiet or not talk / talk
Spanishamordazar, censurar
Catalanemmordassar
Nounsgagrestraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
English > gag: 9 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningBe too tight; rub or press.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymschoke, fret
Broadercompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, presssqueeze or press together
Spanishasfixiar, estrangular
Catalanasfixiar, estrangular
English > gag: 9 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningTie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
Synonymmuzzle
Broadertie, bindFasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
Nounsgagrestraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
English > gag: 9 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningmake jokes or quips.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"The students were gagging during dinner"
Synonymquip
Broaderjoke, jesttell a joke
Spanishbromear, satirizar
Nounsgaga humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
English > gag: 9 senses > verb 5, body
Meaningstruggle / struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s on something; Somebody ----s PP
Example"he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
Synonymschoke, strangle, suffocate
Broadersuffer, hurtFeel pain or be in pain
Spanishahogar, asfixiar, estrangular, sofocar
Catalanasfixiar, escanyar, estrangular, ofegar, sufocar
English > gag: 9 senses > verb 6, body
MeaningCause to retch or choke.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymchoke
Broadersickenmake sick or ill
Spanishasfixiar, estrangular
Catalanasfixiar, estrangular
English > gag: 9 senses > verb 7, body
Meaningmake an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsheave, retch
Spanishamordazar, hacer bascas, tener angustia, tener ansias, tener arcadas, tener desazón, tener náuseas, vomitar
Catalantenir basques, tenir nàusees

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