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  1. [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 hisown jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
    Synonyms: joke, laugh, jest, jape

  2. [noun] restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
    Synonyms: muzzle

  3. [verb] prevent from speaking out; "The press was gagged"
    Synonyms: muzzle

  4. [verb] be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat"
    Synonyms: choke, fret

  5. [verb] tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them; "The burglars gagged the home owner and tied him to a chair"
    Synonyms: muzzle

  6. [verb] make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
    Synonyms: quip

  7. [verb] struggle for breath; have insufficient oxygen intake; "he swallowed a fishbone and gagged"
    Synonyms: choke, strangle, suffocate

  8. [verb] cause to retch or choke
    Synonyms: choke

  9. [verb] make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
    Synonyms: heave, retch


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